The following statement on the confirmation of Neil Kornze to be the Director of the Bureau of Land Management can be attributed to Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society.
“We’re very happy to see Neil Kornze confirmed today as the Director of the Bureau of Land Management. Mr. Kornze has been leading the agency through an era of change already, and he is an excellent choice to continue the Department’s efforts to balance conservation and energy development on BLM lands. Through his leadership at the BLM on issues including the solar energy program, wildlife conservation, and leasing reform, Neil Kornze has shown that he right person for this critical position. We hope to see additions to the BLM’s designated wilderness and other protected public lands under Mr. Kornze’s leadership.”