A Judge’s Ruling Aims to Oust Public Lands Chief. Now Some Want His Decisions Tossed, Too

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“Molvar, who leads the conservation group, Western Watersheds Project, said public lands like Unaweep Canyon should remain natural to help people understand how healthy ecosystems look and to address climate change. Otherwise, he said, “we’re going to have a planet that is a dystopian nightmare to live in, and we’re not going to be able to fix the damage that we’ve done.”

Citing the Pendley ruling, Molvar’s group has also joined the advocacy group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, asking in a lawsuit for the removal of the temporary leader at another Interior Department agency, the National Park Service. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt appointed Margaret Everson “to exercise the delegable authority of the director” at the park service in August.”

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