President Donald Trump is nominating William Perry Pendley to permanently fill the role of U.S. Bureau of Land Management director, the White House announced Friday.
Pendley has served as acting director of the agency tasked with managing 245 million acres of federal land since July 2019.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., along with other Democratic senators this week urged U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to terminate William Perry Pendley as acting director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
Conservative lawyer William Perry Pendley was appointed acting chief of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management this week in a move by the Trump administration that drew the ire of environmental groups.