Opportunity for success. The Trump Administration’s hand has been forced by a lawsuit regarding an “acting director” be made official so it needs to go before Congress.
The individual is the uber-fox-in-the-henhouse Willian Pendley, currently acting director of the Bureau of Land Management. He is known to be he “…a public lands extremist, dedicated to selling off public lands or handing over public resources to mineral and livestock industries throughout his career” said Erik Molvar, Executive Director of Western Watersheds Project as quoted on Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility’s website.
Please write your representatives to oppose this nomination and if you’d like to go further, contact the members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee who will take up this nomination. Note that Senator Lamar Alexander serves on this committee. Others: Chairwoman Lisa Murkowsi, Ranking Member Joe Manchin, John Barrasso, James Risch, Mike Lee, Steve Daines, Bill Cassidy, Cory Gardner, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Martha McSally, and John Hoeven.
Just last Thursday he provided evidence for his removal as the Trump Administration would put most of Alaska’s 23 million acre National Petroleum Reserve open for oil and gas leasing under a new plan. Note that the November draft plan only offered up 18 million acres so they are trying to add 5 million more. Let them know we are paying attention.