Cory Gardner touts public lands but won’t say if he supports Trump’s pick to oversee them

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“U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner helped lead a push to move the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Colorado. And he is the sponsor of a bill to provide money to acquire public lands and improve national parks.

In an interview with The Colorado Sun this week, Gardner repeatedly declined to say whether he supports the pick and/or Pendley’s tenure at the agency since he took the helm in July 2019.

The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and Western Watershed Project in May filed a federal lawsuit challenging Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s authority to authorize Pendley — and National Park Service Deputy Director David Vela — as agency heads without Senate confirmation.”

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