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LCV to Trump: Fire William Perry Pendley

Aug 18, 2020

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In response to the news that William Perry Pendley will remain in an acting role as director of the Bureau of Land Management following the White House’s withdrawal of his formal nomination, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Legislative Representative Laura Forero:

“We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: William Perry Pendley is completely unfit to lead staff or protect public lands and he should be removed from his role as acting director immediately. We thank the entire Senate Democratic Caucus for opposing Pendley’s nomination. Trump’s decision to allow Pendley to serve in this important role without Senate confirmation is appalling and every United States Senator who has not taken a stand and should have had a say in Pendley’s nomination must join us in demanding that Trump fire Pendley now. Pendley’s anti-public lands record of listening to polluters instead of people, along with a history of making racist anti-Black, homophobic and transphobic comments have disqualified him for this role since day one.”

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