Trump nominates controversial, longtime acting head of land management bureau as director

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President Trump on Friday nominated William Perry Pendley, who has controversially served as the acting head of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for months, to lead the agency.

“Pendley has a long record of opposing the very existence of the public lands he now oversees,” said PEER Executive Director Tim Whitehouse. “He may be the perfect choice for Donald Trump, but he is a terrible choice for those who seek a higher standard of environmental ethics and integrity.”

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