Exiling BLM staff

 

Anyone with business experience knows that you have to be in the meeting and at the table to influence policy. And crucial decisions happen in hallway encounters. Distancing Bureau of Land Management leadership from the Washington, D.C., power center (“Critics wary of moving BLM,” HCN, 7/22/19) will weaken the BLM leadership’s impact. This plan puts BLM political appointees in Washington (and preserves their access) but exiles BLM professional staff with on-the-ground information and scientific expertise. Not good!

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