August 12, 2020

Cortez Masto Joins Entire Democratic Caucus in Opposing Bureau of Land Management Director Nominee William Perry Pendley

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Energy and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), and her colleagues in a letter to President Trump opposing Bureau of Land Management Director nominee William Perry Pendley.

"We write to express opposition to Mr. Pendley's nomination to the position of Director of the Bureau of Land Management," the Senators wrote. "Mr. Pendley’s public record, including his advocacy for reducing public lands and access to them, routine attempts to undermine tribes, and climate change denial makes him unfit for the position. The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for stewarding vast expanses of public lands. It needs a leader who reflects the values of the American people and their support for access to public lands. Mr. Pendley’s record lays bare his decades of opposition to those values."

"We are confident that the nomination process will demonstrate the need for a different nominee. We urge you to identify a new, qualified candidate for this critical position – one who supports public lands and the mission of the Bureau of Land Management," the Senators continued.

The full text of the letter can be found here.