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The Bureau of Land Management Belongs in Utah, Still National Federal Agency
The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 8/31/2018 | Tribune Editorial Board

Posted on 09/08/2018 2:22:43 PM PDT by El Flaco

Headquarter the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Utah? Absolutely. Just don’t start thinking it will be the Utah Bureau of Land Management.
With the encouragement of Rep. Rob Bishop and Gov. Gary Herbert, Acting Assistant Secretary of Interior Susan Combs came to town this week to discuss a possible move to either Salt Lake City or Ogden. Her boss, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, has pushed the idea of moving more of Interior’s work to the western United States where most federal lands are.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: blm; interior; lands; legal; management; notactivism; policy; trumpcabinet; trumpdoi; zinke

1 posted on 09/08/2018 2:22:43 PM PDT by El Flaco
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To: El Flaco

There is certainly a lot of desert land out there that they could bury it in.


2 posted on 09/08/2018 2:26:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: El Flaco

Step #1...Set them up...


3 posted on 09/08/2018 2:28:48 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: El Flaco

Welcome newbie...


4 posted on 09/08/2018 2:30:41 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: El Flaco

Sell off all that federal land and apply the funds to the principal of the national debt. Freeze all federal spending and end baseline budgeting. What a mess we are in.


5 posted on 09/08/2018 2:30:48 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: El Flaco

This is a good start towards draining the DC swamp. If the BLM moves to UTAH there will be many Leftist DC Swamp Critters who will not move.

This is an easy way to get rid of Leftist DC Swamp Critters and the process needs to be applied to every Federal agency and department that have become entrenched in their DC Swamp.


6 posted on 09/08/2018 2:31:03 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: TigersEye

Utah and the grand staircase escalante is beautiful

BLM manages the grand staircase


7 posted on 09/08/2018 2:35:21 PM PDT by bert ((KE. N.P. N.C. +12) Muller..... conspiracy to over throw the government)
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To: El Flaco

Next move USDA to Nebraska, energy to Texas or Alaska, NHSTA to Detroit,


8 posted on 09/08/2018 2:38:38 PM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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To: bert

I’m certain the state of Utah can manage it without them.


9 posted on 09/08/2018 2:38:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: TigersEye

My guess is that Utah wants to manage the controversial area of Bears Ears.


10 posted on 09/08/2018 2:42:18 PM PDT by bert ((KE. N.P. N.C. +12) Muller..... conspiracy to over throw the government)
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To: El Flaco

Its a start.


11 posted on 09/08/2018 2:53:27 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: El Flaco

It is a good idea to move much of the federal government away from D.C. This is especially true for agencies like BLM who manage lands primarily on the west coast. It stands to reason that many BLM employees have little understanding what it is like to live in an area where the majority of lands are managed by their own agency.

On top of that, D.C. is a very expensive place to live and work and it is overrun with lobbyist and special interests. Moving a bureau out of DC that has no pressing need to be within the beltway is a smart move for the taxpayers (will save a lot of money) and will have additional dividends down the road.

The decentralization of government geographically is a good idea. D.C. has become a gigantic bubble and the more of the govt we can move out of there the better in my book.

I support this.


12 posted on 09/08/2018 2:57:52 PM PDT by volunbeer (Find the truth and accept it - anything else is delusional)
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To: El Flaco

Bureau of Land Management - The Mafia of the Federal Government.

Crooked.


13 posted on 09/08/2018 3:13:39 PM PDT by Ken Regis
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To: volunbeer

Living the Southwest myself I agree. The main problem with the BLM is that they are so disconnected and insulated from the reality of their decisions and policies. They are way too far away from their own local field offices. So If you have a formal complaint to file over the head of a local field office manager you have to physically go to DC. This is a huge problem and challenge for us on this end where we are most affected by their policies.


14 posted on 09/08/2018 3:36:24 PM PDT by Openurmind
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To: Openurmind

Their local field offices here tend to go rogue and make up their own policies and laws because they are not being watched closer by their superiors.


15 posted on 09/08/2018 3:41:13 PM PDT by Openurmind
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To: volunbeer

Congress could do 90 percent or more of its job — hearings, meetings, votes, etc. — online, saving billions of dollars and allowing representatives to stay close to the people they are supposed to be representing.

It’s that last part that I’m sure scares them to death. It’s so much better to run off to Washington and hang out with the lobbyists.

There is NO reason anymore for members of Congress to travel to Washington like it’s 1789 or something.


16 posted on 09/08/2018 5:05:44 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: El Flaco

There is no surer way to drain the swamp than to move it’s functions away from DC. The swamp critters are tied to DC and many of them will not leave it, thus freeing many government jobs for real Americans.


17 posted on 09/08/2018 9:23:20 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: cyclotic

Not bad ideas really!


18 posted on 09/09/2018 10:01:05 PM PDT by El Flaco
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To: JennysCool

“There is NO reason anymore for members of Congress to travel to Washington like it’s 1789 or something.”

I disagree. John Mccain would still be voting today if they didn’t have to be physically present.


19 posted on 09/09/2018 10:12:09 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Wisdom and education are different things. Don't confuse them.)
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