DENVER (AP) – The Trump administration says it may pick a new Western headquarters for the nation’s largest land management agency in the next six to eight months.
Susan Combs, a senior adviser to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, told a Senate committee Thursday that Zinke is committed to moving the Bureau of Land Management headquarters from Washington to the West. The bureau is part of Zinke’s department.READ MORE: Meeting Gets Heated In Douglas County, Some Parents Say Recommendation For Masking In Schools Is Too Much
Combs offered no hints about where the new headquarters will be.
The bureau manages nearly 388,000 square miles nationwide, and 99 percent is in 12 Western states.READ MORE: Andrew Reineke Named Sole Suspect In Homicide, Shots Fired At Commerce City Officers
Many Western leaders say the bureau’s headquarters should be closer to the land it manages. Zinke, a former Montana congressman, agrees.
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