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Karen Budd-Falen is a poor choice to become the director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). She has made a career of pushing for major changes to federal authority on public lands, and is an outspoken advocate of transferring public lands into private hands under the guise of paying for fire suppression costs.

Considering that Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke has voiced opposition to public land seizures, and is a proponent of not selling off public lands; having a BLM director in direct opposition to these values would be a conflict of interest.

Mrs. Falen has tried to bring lawsuits against BLM employees for merely doing their jobs, and has tried to use ‘racketeering’ against employees for trying to implement long-standing laws as part of their sworn duties. She is an outspoken opponent of the conservation laws that she would be sworn to protect as director of the Bureau of Land Management 

We need a director that holds the public lands to the same value as "we the people" and will work to defend them, not transfer them to private hands.

Kelly Williamson

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