2000 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 19:39:27 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
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


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;

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

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