A note from SFTHH: William Perry Pendley is now a leader of the Bureau of Land Management, as the Deputy Director of Policy and Programs. Pendley’s twitter account handle is “Wm Perry Pendley @Sagebrush_Rebel.” (Author Jonathan Thompson wrote: ““(The) Sagebrush (Rebellion) comes into relief as what it really is — a murky fusion of idealism and greed that may not be heroic, nor righteous, nor even intelligent. Only one certainty exists — that Sagebrush is a revolt against federal authority…”)
Here is an article from E&E News about Pendley:
Advocate for federal land sales ascends to top at BLM
William Perry Pendley, a conservative lawyer who has supported the selling of millions of acres of federal lands to Western states, is now the top political official overseeing the Bureau of Land Management — only a week after joining the agency.
Pendley, who until December served as president of the conservative law firm Mountain States Legal Foundation, was appointed BLM deputy director of policy and programs last week (Greenwire, July 15).
But now Pendley is listed on BLM’s online organization chart, along with BLM Deputy Director of Operations Mike Nedd, as leading the bureau that manages 245 million acres of public lands, mostly in the West.
President Trump has never nominated a BLM director for Senate confirmation, so the top slot has been overseen by “acting” directors and deputies since 2017.
Casey Hammond, the Interior Department’s principal deputy assistant secretary for land and minerals management, served the past two months as a de facto acting director. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt designated Hammond with the power to exercise all “functions, duties, and responsibilities” of the BLM director through the end of this month.
But that detail, approved by Bernhardt in an amended secretarial order last May, has ended. Hammond appears to have returned to his senior post at Interior; he is no longer listed on BLM’s webpage as leading the bureau on an acting basis.
It’s not clear whether Bernhardt plans to name a new acting director. Representatives with Interior and BLM ignored multiple requests for information or comment on this story.
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