White House Stands by BLM Nominee despite Calling Children ‘Environmental Hazards'
The Biden nominee has links to eco-terrorism
The White House has refused to condemn Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Tracy Stone-Manning, who called for population control, described children as "environmental hazards," and has links to eco-terrorism.
Senators piled the pressure on the White House to withdraw Stone-Manning's nomination after it was revealed she traded her testimony for legal immunity in a tree-spiking case in the 1990s.
She was granted immunity in exchange for testifying that she retyped and posted an anonymous letter to the U.S. Forest Service on behalf of her former roommate and friend, John P. Blount.
The letter informed the Forest Service that 500 pounds of "spikes measuring 8 to 10 inches in length" has been jammed into the trees of an Idaho forest.
The method of tree spiking is a deadly eco-terrorist tactic that has seen people injured, such as a mill worker whose jaw was split in two from an exploding saw.
Recently, a retired federal agent involved in the investigation said Stone-Manning was an early target in the ecoterrorism probe, which contradicted her claims she was never a target.
The agent, who has remained anonymous, said Stone-Manning "absolutely refused to do anything" to help with the probe and only complied with law enforcement after "she was caught."
"I got a call from the FBI in Boston, Massachusetts, asking me if I had a tree-spiking case here. I said 'Yes,'" The agent said.
"'Guess what? I have a lady right here in my office who can furnish you with the information you need,'" the retired agent recalled, saying Stone-Manning only cooperated after being given the information.
Stone-Manning was viewed as a target of the grand jury probe, according to the agent.
Stone-Manning claimed on her standard Senate committee questionnaire that she was not subject to any investigation.
In 1990, Stone-Manning complained to The Spokesman-Review about how FBI and U.S. Forest Service agents were treating her while investigating the tree-spiking incident.
"It was degrading. It changed my awareness of the power of the government," Stone-Manning said at the time.
"Yes, this was happening to me and not someone in Panama. And, yes, the government does do bad things sometimes."
She also faced backlash for urging population control to protect the environment in her graduate thesis.
But the Biden administration supports Tracy Stone-Manning:
"Tracy Stone-Manning is a dedicated public servant who has years of experience and a proven track record of finding solutions and common ground when it comes to our public lands and waters," a White House official told Fox News on Monday.
"She is exceptionally qualified to be the next Director of the Bureau of Land Management."
Stone-Manning’s thesis is titled “Into the Heart of the Beast| A case for environmental advertising,” and she was awarded a master of science degree in environmental studies.
But her thesis amounted to public policy recommendations for the University of Montana, described as “environmental education."
Stone-Manning pushed for an advertising campaign to reduce procreation among Americans for "environmental” ends.