Obama Nominates Neil Kornze as new BLM Director
Just last week, President Barak Obama nominated Neil Kornze to the head the Bureau of Land Management. A recent Salt Lake Tribune announcing Kornze’s nomination stated,
“A former senior adviser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Kornze has been leading the BLM as the agency’s principal deputy director since March. Before that, the Nevada native was BLM’s acting director of policy and programs for 1½ years after joining the agency in January 2011 as a consultant.
Kornze’s biography on the Department of Interior website said he was “a key player in the development of the Western Solar Plan and the agency’s successful authorization of more than 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy,” a goal reached three years ahead of schedule.
The website also said Kornze has experience with transmission siting, conservation policies, tribal consultations on oil and gas issues and renewable and conventional energy development.”