|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 4 Sep 2008 08:41:32 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Ft. A.P. Hill (VA) vs. sprawl|
A. P. Hill fights for its mission THE MILITARY AND SPRAWL A. P. HILL IN By RUSTY DENNEN Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star (VA) September 4, 2008Fort A. P. Hill has been carefully guarding forests, streams and fields for years on its 76,000 acres in Caroline County.
Now the battle has shifted outside the gates in a mission that could very well dictate whether A. P. Hill continues to be one of the Army's premier training venues.
As installations become green oases in seas of development, the military is teaming up with conservation organizations to keep development at bay.
"We're looking at places like Oceana, and we don't want that hindrance at A. P. Hill," said Terry Banks, chief of the post's environmental division. In 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure process cited sprawl and encroachment around Oceana Naval Air Station in its recommendation to move a major jet command from Virginia to Florida.
... For the entire article, see http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2008/092008/09042008/406435 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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