|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 8 Dec 2008 18:13:49 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Nellis Air Force Base (NV)|
Area's growth a threat to Nellis Base tries to work with local governments but lacks clout By Megan McCloskey Las Vegas Sun (NV) December 8, 2008The Las Vegas of 1941, when the Strip was still U.S. 91 and not even 10,000 people lived here, seemed a practical place to build a military base.
The notion that it would be overtaken by suburban sprawl remained far-fetched for decades.
But then the 1990s came, and no other metropolitan area in the country grew faster than the Las Vegas Valley, and it has remained among the top five fastest-growing since 2000.
And today it seems on an inexorable collision course with Nellis Air Force Base, one of the nation's most important combat-training bases.
... For the entire article, see http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/dec/08/areas-growth-threat-nellis/ -- 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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