2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 1 May 2002 17:45:15 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Utah overflights proposal
Congressman James Hansen reportedly plans to put forward an amendment
today, (Wednesday, May 1, 2002) in the full House Armed Services
Committee mark-up of the Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2003, 
to override provisions of the Wilderness Act as they apply to the Utah 
Testing and Training Range, including the Dugway Proving Ground. The 
legislation would eliminate any restrictions on military overflights of 
wilderness areas in this part of Utah. It would also allow the continued 
deployment of communications and tracking equipment in wilderness areas, 
and it would prevent the Interior Department from engaging in any 
planning for such Utah wilderness without the prior concurrence of the 
Air Force.

This amendment was NOT including in the Defense Department's Readiness
and Range Preservation Initiative, as submitted to Congress on April 19, 


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

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