"Trump’s Second-Term Blueprint Would Take A Wrecking Ball To Public Lands"

"William Perry Pendley, an anti-federal land zealot, wrote the playbook for a Republican-controlled Interior Department, with an assist from an oil buddy."

"When it was time to outline their vision for managing America’s federal lands under a future Republican presidency, pro-Donald Trump conservatives turned to a man who has spent his career advocating for those very lands to be pawned off to states and private interests.

William Perry Pendley, who served illegally as Trump’s acting director of the Bureau of Land Management for more than a year, authored the Interior Department chapter of Project 2025, a sweeping policy blueprint that the Heritage Foundation and dozens of other right-wing organizations compiled to guide Trump and his team should he win in November.

The 920-page, pro-Trump manifesto, titled “Mandate for Leadership: The Conservative Promise,” aims to dismantle the federal government, ridding it of tens of thousands of public servants and replacing them with “an army of aligned, vetted, trained, and prepared conservatives to go to work on Day One” of a Republican administration."

Chris D'Angelo reports for HuffPost April 6, 2024.

Source: HuffPost, 04/09/2024