U.S. DOI Secretary Bernhardt Visits Colorado, Discusses BLM Relocation
This week, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt traveled to Colorado and touted the imminent benefits of moving the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) employees to western states and establishing a new headquarters in Grand Junction. Recent coverage highlights the bipartisan support for the decision.
“Standing up the headquarters is another step in providing better service to the American people and our neighbors in the West.” — U.S Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt
Quotes of Support:
“We are thrilled to welcome the Bureau of Land Management and their employees to the great state of Colorado. As I stated to Secretary Bernhardt many times, Grand Junction is the perfect location for the BLM because of community support, location closer to the land BLM manages, and the positive impact it will have on our western Colorado economy. Hard to think of a better place to house the department responsible for overseeing our beloved public lands.” — Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D)
“On behalf of the state of Colorado, I am excited to welcome the Bureau of Land Management to its new home in Grand Junction. From the very beginning moving the BLM’s headquarters West has always been about strengthening the BLM’s relationship with local officials, moving the decision makers closer to the lands they oversee and the people they serve, and making better land management decisions. This commonsense move will save taxpayers money and solidify Colorado’s legacy as a responsible steward of public lands.” — Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)