Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is coming to Colorado this week to discuss the future of the Bureau of Land Management in Grand Junction and whether the Biden administration will actually keep it there.
PeakNation™ will recall most of the snobby bureaucrats who work for the agency rebelled at the thought of actually managing western land where it was located — out here amongst the riffraff.
The move was a bipartisan effort, but beltway environmentalists are fighting hard to keep their federal minions close by so they can keep control over the federal agency.
It will be interesting to see who has more sway with President Biden, Colorado’s Democrat senators and governor, or environmentalists.
Haaland’s public schedule is lacking in transparency as to which officials she will visit.
First stop is Denver on Thursday to talk drought, then she’s off to Grand Junction Friday, and wrapping up her visit Saturday in Ouray County Saturday.
Some Denver media outlets are reporting Haaland was invited to visit by U.S. Sens. John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet, but she actually invited herself back in February during her Senate confirmation hearings.
She was invited by letter in late March by U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert who represents the Western Slope, along with Mesa County commissioners and the CEO of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce.