Tester Supports Biden’s Choice for BLM Director
Tracy Stone-Manning of Missoula has been nominated as Director of the Bureau of Land Management. President Biden included the nomination among a dozen Earth Day nominations Thursday from the White House. The Department of Interior position was previously held by William Perry Pendley.
Stone-Manning is currently a Senior Advisor at the National Wildlife Federation. She was a former chief of staff for Montana Governor Steve Bullock (photo above), and has been director of Montana Department of Environmental Quality and also has worked for the Clark Fork Coalition. Stone-Manning was a previous senior aide to Montana Senator Jon Tester.
Senator Tester released this statement about the nomination:
"Tracy Stone-Manning is a tireless public lands champion with a lifetime of experience advocating for the spaces that drive Montana's economy and make our state the Last Best Place. She understands the complex issues facing the Bureau, and will bring some Montana commonsense to an agency that is in dire need of it. Her nomination is great news for Montana, and for all Americans who value our public lands and the thousands of good-paying jobs that depend on their responsible stewardship."
Also nominated in the Earth Day White House announcement in the Department of the Interior was Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs.
The Department of Transportation:
Carlos Monje, Undersecretary of Transportation for Policy, Amit Bose, Administrator of Federal Railroad Administration, Robert Hampshire, Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Annie Petsonk, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs.
Department of Energy:
Shalanda Baker, Office of Minority Economic Impact, Asmeret Berhe, Director of Office of Science, Frank Rose for Principal Deputy Administrator for National Nuclear Security.
Department of Commerce: Rick Spinrad, Undersecretary for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of NOAA.
NASA: Margaret Schaus, Chief financial Officer.
State Department: Monica Medina, Assistant Secretary of Bureau and Oceans and International Environmental and Science Affairs.