BLM Director Grilled by Senate Republicans

Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning testified at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing. She was pressed by Republicans on the committee on topics like renewable energy, conservation, and mining.

The committee Republicans accused Stone-Manning of advancing President Biden’s agenda without listening to people directly impacted by the agency’s work. It was the first appearance by the BLM director since she was confirmed to her post on a party-line vote in 2021. Stone-Manning said she was committed to helping the nation achieve the president’s goals of eliminating carbon emissions from the power sector by 2035.

Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) said the director’s decisions have a significant effect on people’s jobs, on their family budgets, on the quality of public education, and on Wyoming’s entire state economy. “Ms. Stone-Manning has been busy making decisions that will crush Wyoming’s economy and lay waste to local communities in the years ahead,” he added.