Time to move the Bureau of Land Management west


Over the past few years, one question I have often heard in the 3rd District is: Why are the federal departments that have jurisdiction over most western lands headquartered in Washington, D.C., rather than in western states? Particularly, why is the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) headquartered in Washington, when 99 percent of the over 247.3 million acres of public land that the BLM manages is located in the west?

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