The Interior Department plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West.
Like his boss, Bernhardt's position hasn't come with controversy or conflicts of interest.
The Interior Secretary touts that the overhaul would move employees out of D.C. Some Democrats have called the plan unworkable.
The lawsuit claims that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the BLM didn’t properly assess the environmental impact of drilling on the land.
A decision about whether to move the BLM and where isn’t expected for many months.
The Secretary of the Interior was making an appearance at a private event sponsored by the conservative Steamboat Institute’s Freedom Conference.
The Center for Biological Diversity, a conservation group, said Sheehan’s departure was “welcome news for America’s wildlife.”
Sen. Michael Bennet has cosponsored, and Sen. Cory Gardner supports, a bill that could raise $6.5 billion for parks maintenance.
The National Park Service office oversees Yellowstone, Grand Teton and dozens of other national parks in eight states.
The congressional district's representative is making a case for the Western Slope.