|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 27 May 2009 11:11:34 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Oceana Naval Air Station (VA) buffer purchases|
Navy to put in $3.8 million to help Beach protect Oceana By Deirdre Fernandes The Virginian-Pilot May 27, 2009 VIRGINIA BEACHLocal taxpayers have spent more than $8.1 million in the past two years to buy farmland near Oceana Naval Air Station to protect the base and keep the jets and the jobs they bring in Virginia Beach.
Now, the Navy will pitch in $3.8 million to help in those efforts, with a pledge of more money to come.
"We're very thankful for the Navy to be participating with us, and it's going to allow us to buy more," said Becky Kubin, a city attorney.
The Navy's share covers slightly less than half the city's cost of acquiring the 213 acres under the jet path between Oceana and Fentress Naval Auxiliary Landing Field in Chesapeake.
... For the entire article, see http://hamptonroads.com/2009/05/navy-put-38-million-help-beach-protect-oceana -- 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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