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Stripped of authority by judge, ex-USBLM chief says he's still on the job

POWELL - Two weeks after a federal judge in Montana ruled the Trump administration's choice to direct the Bureau of Land Management rose to his position illegally, William Perry Pendley told an audience in Cody that the decision has changed nothing.

Pendley paraphrased Mark Twain in saying, "News of my political demise has been greatly exaggerated," while speaking to the Free Roaming Equids and Ecosystem Sustainability Network conference on Tuesday at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

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