|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||27 Jan 2006 15:16:02 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-IRF] Commission to continue?|
Base-Closing Commission Seeking to Stay in Business|
By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer WAVY TV-10 News (Portsmouth, VA) January 27, 2006
(AP) - The commission that recently helped decide which U.S. military bases to shutter wants another year of life - and $1.2 million in taxpayers' money - to study a plan that may streamline the process of closing those facilities.
The nine-member Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (also known as BRAC) is supposed to go out of business in April. But according to documents obtained by The Associated Press, it is proposing to spend an extra year investigating whether Congress should create a new public body that would oversee the closings.
Under current law, the Pentagon is in charge of shutting bases, a task it has performed in the four previous reorganizations of the military's domestic base network. The commission would examine whether a new public corporation and a foundation should take over the job.
For the entire story, see http://www.wavy.com/Global/story.asp?S=4418949&nav=23ii -- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org
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