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Judge who ousted USLM acting chief cancels 3 plans he oversaw in Montana

A federal judge unraveled the work of former Bureau of Land Management (BLM) acting Director William Perry Pendley, throwing out land management plans in Montana in a case that could jeopardize the agency’s work elsewhere across the country.

The late Friday ruling is a win for the state of Montana, with Montana-based District Judge Brian Morris criticizing the Department of the Interior for “novel and last-ditch legal arguments.”

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