June 11, 2009--Obama nominates new Bureau of Land Management chief (Vail Daily)

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says President Obama has nominated Bob Abbey, a former top Interior Department official in Nevada, to head the federal Bureau of Land Management. Abbey served eight years as the BLM's director in Nevada, retiring in 2005. He also helped former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt complete a Utah wilderness inventory 10 years ago. More recently, he has been in private practice as a Nevada-based consultant.

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