Bloomberg Law
March 6, 2020, 7:19 PM

BLM Disregarded Employees, Public When Moving HQ, Report Finds

Bobby Magill
Bobby Magill

The Bureau of Land Management failed to follow standard practices when reorganizing the bureau, including moving its headquarters to Colorado from Washington, D.C., a federal audit found.

The bureau also failed to adequately involve employees and the public in developing its plan, the Government Accountability Office said in a report published Friday.

More than 300 Washington-based staff were scattered across several Western states when the Interior Department began reorganizing the BLM last year. The bureau is essential to the Trump administration’s energy agenda because it oversees 246 million acres of public land in the West and all federal onshore oil, ...

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