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Retired BLM Executives Protest Headquarters Move to Colorado (1)

Sept. 5, 2019, 7:33 PMUpdated: Sept. 5, 2019, 8:14 PM

Thirty former Bureau of Land Management senior officials and staff urged Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on Sept. 5 to scrap his plan to move the bureau’s headquarters from Washington, D.C., to Grand Junction, Colo.

Interior announced the move in July as a way to station BLM decision-makers in the West, the location of most of the 246 million acres of federal public lands managed by the bureau.

Interior hasn’t provided any data showing the move would be cost-effective or that there is a need to move the headquarters, the Public Lands Foundation, a BLM retirees group, wrote in ...