DENVER – Western Energy Alliance today announced its continued support for keeping the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) headquarters in Grand Junction, Colo. The Alliance thanks Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Senator John Hickenlooper (D) for recognizing the benefits of having federal land managers near the people most impacted by BLM decisions. The following statement is from Kathleen Sgamma, president of the Alliance:
“Since 2017, we have supported moving BLM headquarters out West where over 97% of BLM lands are located. Citizens in Colorado and across the West are disproportionately impacted by BLM decisions, whereas they barely register for those in the D.C. metropolitan area or along the East Coast, most of whom never heard the acronym “BLM” until last year, and with a completely unrelated meaning.