2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 4 Dec 2005 23:55:19 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Tyndall Air Force Base (FL) encroachment
St. Joe protects shareholder interests, not North Florida

John Hedrick (Panhandle Citizens Coalition)
My View 
Tallahassee Democrat (FL)
December 4, 2005

We are regularly regaled with accounts of how The St. Joe Co. is so
civic-minded and environmentally conscious, and how lucky we are to have
such a benevolent outfit dominating the development of the Florida Panhandle.

Anyone who believes that St. Joe's primary mission is not to turn a
hefty profit needs to have his or her reality checked. Some examples,
for the record:

Recently St. Joe was told by a federal judge that its regional general
permit is not usable. The company has indicated it will proceed with its
plans, one way or another.


Despite strong opposition from base officials and local military
advocates in 2002, the company has recently revived its proposal to
create a large development in the flight paths of Tyndall Air Force
Base. In its push for its own profits, St. Joe could cause this
important base to be shut down because of encroachment, which is a
strong factor during rounds of base realignment and closure.


For the entire column, see


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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