THE COLORADO SUN: Interior Secretary Bernhardt came home to Colorado — and the swamp monsters were waiting for him in Vail
Protest highlighted conflict over public lands policy as decision on where a new BLM agency HQ might land looms
PUBLISHED ONJUN 10, 2019 6:02PM MDT
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VAIL — Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is looking at every job in the Bureau of Land Management to determine two things: Is the role essential? And does it need to be based in Washington, D.C.?
Once the newly confirmed secretary finishes answering those questions, he said, he can support the push to relocate the land agency to a Western state, closer to the nearly 250 million acres it manages.
Bernhardt, answering questions from a dozen state leaders at the annual Western Governors’ Association conference in Vail, declined to indicate a preference for any state. A decision is expected by September.