|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 17 Jul 2000 19:39:27 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Mayors' Resolution on Base Closure Cleanup|
[The following resolution was adopted by the US Conference of Mayors in Seattle last month.] Submitted by: The Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr. Mayor of San Francisco The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Mayor of Oakland URGING EXPEDITIOUS REVITALIZATION OF CLOSED MILITARY BASES WHEREAS, numerous communities throughout the nation are significantly impacted by base closure ranging from Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and Oakland Army Base in California to Fort McClellan in Alabama; and WHEREAS, the Base Closure and Realignment Acts (BRAC) of 1988 and 1990 obligate the United States government to fully fund environmental restoration programs for closed and contaminated military installations; and WHEREAS, current environmental program funding generally does not allow for expeditious remediation to standards that permit the full implementation of those communities' reuse plans; and WHEREAS, perpetual land use controls are increasingly being considered by the military as a cost-saving substitute for active remediation, rather than being utilized as a tool to augment other remedial strategies; and WHEREAS, due to inadequate funding in support of cleanup and transfer, numerous communities are unable to bring closed military bases back into productive reuse in a reasonable timeframe; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the U.S. Conference of Mayors urges the Administration and the Congress to fully fund the BRAC program to allow for base cleanup programs, including the clearance of unexploded ordinance, to occur expeditiously and to a level that permits the full implementation of community reuse plans. -- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 222B View St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/968-1126 email@example.com http://www.cpeo.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You can find archived listserve messages on the CPEO website at http://www.cpeo.org/lists/index.html. If this email has been forwarded to you and you'd like to subscribe, please send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org ___________________________________________________________ T O P I C A The Email You Want. http://www.topica.com/t/16 Newsletters, Tips and Discussions on Your Favorite Topics
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