Bennet Statement on Confirmation from Interior of BLM Move West

Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement after Interior Department Senior Advisor Susan Combs confirmed in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) headquarters would move West, and that the Department is conducting an analysis to select the new location.

“It is good to hear the Department of the Interior is upholding its commitment to move the BLM headquarters West,” Bennet said. “We look forward to working closely with the Department as it conducts its evaluation, and we re-extend our invitation to Secretary Zinke to visit Colorado to see for himself why there is no better home for the BLM headquarters. We must ensure this move is more than symbolic and provides the resources necessary to manage our public lands and improve agency decision making.”

Bennet has supported moving the BLM Headquarters West since August 2017. In March 2018, Bennet sent a letter to Secretary Zinke, encouraging him to visit Colorado and select it as home of the new BLM headquarters.