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Federal Bureau of Land Management is moving its headquarters from D.C. to Colorado

Following through on one of his predecessor’s key initiatives, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is expected to announce on Tuesday that he will move the Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters from Washington D.C. out West, a region of the country where most of the nation’s public lands are located.

The headquarters will be located in Grand Junction, Colo., an oil and gas industry hub, according to Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, who praised the move because it will bring the agency closer to the people it serves.

“Today is a historic day for our nation’s public lands, western states, and the people of Colorado,” Gardner said in a prepared statement.