|Tracy Stone-Manning during Senate testimony|
(Associated Press photo by Graeme Sloan)
Tuesday, October 05, 2021
Manning-Stone OKd to lead Bureau of Land Management
As part of its mission to protect natural resources, the Interior Department agency manages grazing, logging, drilling and mineral rights on public lands. "It is responsible for balancing oil, gas and coal extraction with recreation and the protection of natural resources," Friedman reports. "It also is key to President Biden’s goal of phasing out oil and gas drilling on federal lands. That plan has been in limbo since a federal judge ruled in June that the administration did not have the authority to suspend leases."