Confirmation would add little to Pendley’s job description

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“Senate approval of William Perry Pendley, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, wouldn’t affect the agency’s daily operations in any significant manner, legal experts and former senior bureau officials say.

Interior in recent weeks has begun issuing public statements disputing that Pendley is “acting” director — an apparent response to a federal lawsuit challenging Pendley’s authority to perform the duties of BLM director filed in May by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and Western Watersheds Project (Greenwire, May 11).”

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