|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 10 Apr 2009 00:44:38 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE, TRIBES: Aquidneck Island Navy property (RI)|
Tribes express interest in surplus Aquidneck Island Navy property By Richard Salit Providence Journal (RI) April 10, 2009Two area Indian tribes have expressed interest in acquiring surplus Navy properties on Aquidneck Island, a move that could upset community plans for the land.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs, on behalf of the Narragansett Indian Tribe and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, has asked the Navy to extend by 60 days its deadline for filing formal requests to acquire the properties. Federal agencies are given preference in acquiring surplus military properties, and the bureau indicated it plans to file such a request.
The bureau’s March 30 letter does not indicate which of the disparate properties the tribes are interested in or for what purpose. On Wednesday, the Navy’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program granted the extension.
... For the entire article, see http://www.projo.com/ri/middletown/content/TRIBES_SEEK_NAVY_LAND_04-10-09_7FE08KD_v15.3789c31.html -- 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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