Hoeven Statement After Opposing Confirmation of Tracy Stone-Manning to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement after opposing the confirmation of Tracy Stone-Manning to be the Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

“The Bureau of Land Management oversees more than 247 million acres and has authority over thirty percent of the nation’s taxpayer-owned mineral resources. It’s unacceptable that BLM is failing to immediately resume oil and gas lease sales, while the Biden administration is simultaneously calling on OPEC+ to increase production. This approach is not only harming North Dakota’s energy producers, it is jeopardizing our country’s economic and national security. I opposed Ms. Stone-Manning’s confirmation because I do not believe she has the right record to lead this important agency. Additionally, during her testimony before the Energy Committee, she did not adequately address her previous affiliation with a radical environmental organization.”