Chaffetz, Bishop, Lummis, McClintock, & Gosar Call on the BLM to Suspend the Merger of Arizona and New Mexico State Offices

Published: May 18, 2015

WASHINGTON—Addressing media reports that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering merging the New Mexico and Arizona state offices, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Oversight Interior Subcommittee Chairman Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock (R-CA), and House Oversight Interior Subcommittee Member Paul Gosar (R-AZ), today issued the following letter to BLM Director Neil Kornze.

“We urge the BLM to suspend this action until it has more seriously studied the ramifications of the merger, analyzed the impacts of previous office mergers by the BLM and other federal agencies, and engaged with state and local governments and other impacted stakeholders.”

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