Washington, D.C. – Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the statement below following a proposed plan from the U.S. Department of the Interior to begin establishing the Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction by moving 27 employees to the city:
“For over two years we’ve worked with the Colorado delegation and the local community to bring the BLM national headquarters to Grand Junction. A move like this would be an investment in Grand Junction, and should lead to improved decision making and increased resources for our public lands.
“This announcement is a step in the right direction and a testament to the work of local leaders. But the details released today also suggest more needs to be done to establish a true national headquarters in the West. We look forward to working with the Department of the Interior to permanently secure BLM headquarters in Grand Junction.”
Bennet has supported moving the BLM national headquarters West since August 2017. In March 2018, Bennet sent a letter to the Department of the Interior encouraging officials to visit Colorado and select Grand Junction as home of the new BLM headquarters.