Bullock, Tester push back on Pendley appointment

A day after Montana Gov. Steve Bullock sued to remove acting Bureau of Land Management Director William Perry Pendley from his post, public lands advocates and Montana’s Democratic senator are calling for hearings on Pendley’s nomination to lead a federal agency responsible for managing millions of acres of public lands, saying he is unfit for the position.

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Scientists established a grizzly bear mortality rate that allows for a stable population of the threatened species. Wildlife managers are increasingly exceeding it.

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