2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 30 Aug 2005 21:05:20 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Rumsfeld at White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation
Rumsfeld: Military-Ecology Balance Needed

The Associated Press (Washington Post)
August 30, 2005

ST. LOUIS -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld warned Monday that
procedures designed to protect the environment can sometimes jeopardize
U.S. troops and should be balanced against military needs.

"When those concerns are not balanced, the consequence can be
unfortunate," he told those gathered here for a White House Conference
on Cooperative Conservation.

The military is rarely on the same side as environmentalists in
political battles. Many of the Defense Department's training ranges are
in remote areas. Since 2002, the Pentagon has asked Congress to exempt
the military from various environmental laws or grant it delays in
meeting regulatory requirements.


For the entire article, see

For a transcript of Rumsfeld's remarks, go to


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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