2007 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: 30 Jun 2007 00:14:00 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] RAND study of encroachment and REPI
RAND Corporation Office of Media Relations
Press release
June 28, 2007

Military bases can benefit by addressing sprawl issues and biodiversity

The Defense Department's program to provide land buffers near its bases has been effective in relieving military training and testing operations from encroachment pressures, but the program's funding and activities should be accelerated before land development hinders future buffering opportunities, according to a RAND Corporation report issued today.

The Office of the Secretary of Defense asked the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research organization, to assess the effectiveness of the department's Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative (REPI) and recommend ways to improve the program.

Started in 2003, REPI was created to assist military bases, which perform operations such as exercise and testing, with "encroachment" issues that threaten their overall readiness, training, and testing capabilities. Encroachment refers to factors such as suburban sprawl, complaints of noise and air pollution, threatened and endangered species, competition for air space and radio frequency, and water quality and supply.


For the entire press release, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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