Target: Senator Cory Gardner
Action: Call Senator Gardner and ask him to stand up for public lands. Specifically, he should speak out against William Perry Pendley’s temporary appointment to head the Bureau of Land Management.
Action: Send a letter to Cory Gardner
Senator Gardner: (202) 224-5941 (D.C.).
I am calling to ask Senator Gardner to oppose William Perry Pendley’s temporary appointment to head the Bureau of Land Management. Pendley has an outrageous anti-public lands track record, including:
- He repeatedly sued the Interior Department on behalf of those seeking to weaken environmental protections. He did this in the capacity of president of the Mountain States Legal Foundation.
- He celebrated the Trump administration’s illegal decision to reduce national monuments, including spectacular Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah.
- He is on record sympathizing with extremists like the Bundys who have instigated armed standoffs against federal agents, aligning himself with fringe movements to illegally seize public lands owned by all Americans.
- His twitter handle is “@Sagebrush_Rebel” and he’s built his career supporting a revolt against federal authority and environmental laws.
I am calling to ask Senator Gardner to stand up for our public lands. The Trump administration is not playing fair by temporarily appointing a head of the BLM without going through the congressional review process. Sen. Gardner should reject any attempt to reduce or eliminate protections for our shared public lands.