Montana Senate rejects Sexton to oil and gas board

2013-04-25T12:24:00Z 2013-04-30T18:50:53Z Montana Senate rejects Sexton to oil and gas boardThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 25, 2013 12:24 pm  • 

HELENA — Critics say they couldn't confirm Mary Sexton to the state Board of Oil and Gas Conservation because they worried the former Department of Natural Resources and Conservation director would hinder development.

The Senate rejected Gov. Steve Bullock's nomination of Sexton in a 27-23 vote Wednesday.

Sexton led the DNRC during Gov. Brian Schweitzer's tenure.

Sexton joins a short list of nominees rejected or driven out by the Senate this session.

The chamber previously turned down former U.S. Representative Pat Williams's nomination to the Board of Regents after Williams said the university had recruited "thugs" for its football team.

Fish Wildlife and Parks Commissioner Bob Ream resigned when his nomination to serve another term stalled.

Commissioner of Political Practices Jim Murry also withdrew his nomination during the confirmation process.

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    Dubs - April 25, 2013 3:52 pm
    Good move, Mary is way to ideological to have this office.
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