Obama nominates Nevada’s Neil Kornze to be BLM director

Bureau of Land Management

From: Washington Examiner
By: Associated Press

kornzeCARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated Neil Kornze to become director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Kornze was raised in Elko and is a former senior adviser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Since March he has been leading the BLM as the agency’s principal deputy director.

The agency oversees more than 245 million acres of public lands nationwide, including about 48 million acres in Nevada.

Kornze joined the BLM in 2011 as a senior adviser to the director, working on a range of issues including renewable and conventional energy development and conservation policy.

Reid says having grown up in Elko, Kornze has seen firsthand the critical role that publics lands play in the economies of Nevada and other Western states.

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AUTHOR: Amber Barnes
  • Suzanne Dunham

    Is this a good thing or a bad thing!

    November 10, 2013
    • Daniel Cordero

      Harry Reid was in contubernium with Conrad Burns in 2004 when wild horse slaughter was legalized (look up Burns Amendment on this site).

      Since Kornze was Reid’s minion, it should come as evident he will cater to the same interests. In other words, this is bad for the horses and, anyways, it is questionable whether he would deviate from the official “kill’em all” policy. When you are a career bureucrat you don’t want to piss anybody off in the government.

      November 11, 2013
  • Sherillyn

    Does anybody have the scoop on Neil Kornze? Know anything about him or if this is a good or bad thing? The fact that he’s appointed by Obama makes me nervous.

    November 10, 2013
  • also same questions here

    November 10, 2013
  • Nicki Hale

    Makes me VERY NERVOUS!

    November 10, 2013
  • Jean

    Sally Jewel is happy Kornze was nominated. He may be more of the same.

    November 10, 2013
  • Robyn

    I read he was nominated by Obama and he’s cut from the same cloth as Jewell…BAD for the Wild Horses….

    Very Concerned!!

    November 11, 2013
  • Margo Nielsen

    Isn’t Harry Reid pro-slaughter?

    November 11, 2013
  • nancy

    Sen. Harry Reid just sent me a letter stating that he was for animal welfare & that there were bills waiting for a vote in the house of senate oh I am so sad about this i am so sorry the horses are going through so much pain & the majority of the american public are hating this & want it stopped & the gov/pres. do not want to hear us .. they just dont care. I didn’t know that we the people of the united states of america could be so ignored legally hahah! legally now that is funny we are slaves to the gov there is no doubt in my mind now… why vote we really dont need to anymore

    November 11, 2013