|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||16 Mar 2005 14:06:01 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MMR (MA) Commission considered success|
Harmony supplants hostility in cleanup|
A three-year-old law balancing environmental and military needs at the Upper Cape base gets positive reviews.
By AMANDA LEHMERT Cape Cod Times (MA) March 16, 2005
CAMP EDWARDS - Three years ago this month, when then-Gov. Jane Swift signed legislation to protect the habitat on the Massachusetts Military Reservation and the water below it, some said it marked a new era of cooperation between locals and the military.
Today, state and National Guard officials say the legislation - and the Environmental Management Commission it created - has worked well to give Cape residents better insight into what happens at the Upper Cape base.
That access has allowed state environmental officials and Cape residents to have their say about issues at Camp Edwards, where several areas of pollution from explosives have been found on the former artillery impact area since the late 1990s.
And they say the military is listening to their concerns.
For the entire article, see http://www.capecodonline.com/cctimes/harmonysupplants16.htm
-- 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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