LETTER: WGA, organizations representing counties back state boundaries in DOI reorganization

The Western Governors’ Association joined an array of regional organizations representing counties to advocate for the Department of the Interior (DOI) to use state boundaries in its reorganization. The 12 entities, in a letter sent Feb. 23 to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, noted their appreciation that DOI’s revised map more closely follows state lines, acknowledged that moving “agency decision-makers closer to the lands they manage would increase efficiency,” and reminded that they stood ready to provide “additional feedback on the Department’s reorganization." Read, download the letter.

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