Nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning threatens multiple-use policy on public land in Wyoming
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) called on her colleagues in Congress to oppose the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning as director of the Bureau of Land Management. Stone-Manning’s backing of radical environmental groups and lack of support for multiple-use make her unquestionably unqualified to serve as Director of the BLM and her confirmation would disproportionately negatively impact those who live and recreate in Wyoming.
In her floor speech, Senator Lummis said, “For President Biden and my Senate colleagues across the aisle, do you really want your names associated with a no-compromise mouthpiece of a convicted eco-terrorist organization? Someone who has lied to the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in testimony? Someone who has advocated for population control as a means to save the environment? Someone who has written that grazing is ‘destroying the West?’”
Senator Lummis continued, “Ms. Manning is wholly unqualified to serve in this position. I urge President Biden to withdraw her nomination and for Senate Democrats to join us in saying no to this nominee.”
The Bureau of Land Management manages over 18 million acres of land in Wyoming. Stone-Manning has made comments suggesting she would not continue to honor the BLM’s responsibility to maintaining multiple-use land policies.
Stone-Manning was a spokesperson for the eco-terrorist group Earth First. The group spiked trees on a timber lease in Clearwater National Park in Idaho in the late 1980s.