Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Trump nominates controversial, longtime acting head of land management bureau as director
President Trump on Friday nominated William Perry Pendley, who has controversially served as the acting head of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for months, to lead the agency.
Pendley is also a controversial figure to lead the bureau tasked with managing federal lands because he has previously advocated for selling them off.
A White House statement announcing Pendley’s nomination as BLM director said that the official “has worked to increase recreational opportunities on and access to our Nation’s public lands, heighten concern for the impact of wild horses and burros on public lands, and increase awareness of the Bureau’s multiple-use mission.”
However, conservationists were quick to criticize the nomination, saying Pendley’s record on public lands issues makes him the wrong person for the job...MORE