Zinke to move BLM headquarters to the West, say Colorado lawmakers

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is moving ahead on relocating the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters to an undetermined location in the West, members of Colorado’s congressional delegation said Thursday.

Grand Junction is expected to be a prime possibility for the new national headquarters, partly because of the work of Colorado’s two U.S. senators, Republican Cory Gardner and Democrat Michael Bennet.

In a statement, Gardner said that Susan Combs — senior advisor at the Interior Department, which runs BLM — made the comment about moving BLM west in response to his question at a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

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