Senate approves Biden land-agency pick over GOP opposition

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The Senate has approved president Biden's choice to lead the bureau of land management a longtime environmentalist with a controversial past she's been praised for her dedication to the outdoors but also described as an eco terrorist Republicans sharply criticized Tracy stone manning she's been approved to lead the interior department's bureau of land management on a party line fifty to forty five vote in nineteen eighty nine she was a graduate student at the university of Montana she received immunity from prosecutors and testified against two friends who were convicted of inserting metal spikes into trees in a plot to sabotage a timber sale in Idaho's Clearwater National Forest stone manning had been a top aide to a former governor of Montana anti democratic senator Jon tester who said she did nothing wrong and help put wrongdoers in jail her most recent job has been with the national wildlife federation Jennifer king Washington

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