The Trump administration withdrew its nomination of William Perry Pendley to lead the Bureau of Land Management, Outdoor Life reported and other outlets confirmed. Pendley, however, will continue to serve as a deputy director within the Department of the Interior, effectively allowing him to continue to run the BLM. “It’s hard to imagine a worse pick for BLM than someone who doesn’t believe in the very idea of conservation, who has a clear history of racism toward Native Americans, and who spearheaded a relocation effort that is a transparent effort to undermine the very agency he would oversee,” Sen. Tom Udall said in a statement. [Pnedley] should not be allowed to continue in this role in an acting, unconfirmed capacity.” (Outdoor Life $, HuffPost, Montana Standard, AP, NPR, Washington Examiner, Washington Post $, Politico Pro $, CNN, The Hill)