BLM rolls out Grand Staircase plans, sparks concern
The Trump administration today unveiled final management plans for the significantly reduced Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, calling for opening up more acreage to energy development and possible mining.
Retirees ask Senate for hearing on 'radical' BLM relocation
The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) retirees organization wants the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to follow the lead of House Democrats and hold an oversight hearing on the Trump administration's proposal to move BLM's headquarters to Colorado.
Deadline passes, Trump's BLM advances relocation plans
A top Interior Department official said the agency will now begin executing a plan to transfer the Bureau of Land Management's Washington, D.C.-based headquarters to Colorado after the conclusion of a congressional review period passed without objections from lawmakers.
Trump BLM channels Reagan's Sagebrush Rebellion
In 1980, then-presidential candidate Ronald Reagan tossed support to the Sagebrush Rebellion, declaring himself a "rebel" opposed to federal land ownership en route to a landslide win in the West. Now President Trump — who previously opposed selling federal lands to states — is building an Interior Department that walks in Reagan's bootsteps.
Mulvaney: Agency relocations will 'drain the swamp'
White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney appears to have disclosed a key motivation behind recent proposals to move hundreds of Agriculture Department and Bureau of Land Management jobs out of Washington, D.C.: to "drain the swamp" by reducing the federal workforce.