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“Interior: Grijalva, Bernhardt Spat Intensifies Over BLM HQ Move”

“House Natural Resources Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) has rejected Interior Secretary David Bernhardt's offer to meet and discuss the lawmaker's concerns over the Bureau of Land Management's move out West.

Instead Grijalva, in a strongly worded letter sent today to Bernhardt, reiterated previous demands that the Interior Department provide a detailed cost-benefit analysis and other documents justifying the plan to move BLM headquarters to Grand Junction, Colo.

Grijalva wrote that he does not need to meet with Bernhardt because the secretary's “feelings about moving BLM headquarters to Colorado are clear.” Rather, he wrote, “What I require is the supporting data you say you have, but will not provide.”

Interior rejected Grijalva's claims.”

Scott Streater reports for Greenwire January 7, 2020.