|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 3 Jun 2009 12:28:49 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] TRIBES, REUSE: Aroostook Micmacs at Loring Air Force Base (ME)|
Micmacs acquire land in Limestone By Jen Lynds Bangor Daily News (ME) June 3, 2009PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - The Aroostook Band of Micmacs will use newly acquired property in Limestone to spark economic development and sustain some of the tribe's own economic resources.
Richard Dyer, who has served as the Micmac tribe's housing director for eight years, said Tuesday that the band recently completed a deal through which it will own a 13 million-gallon oil tank farm, a coal handling facility, several large buildings and 619 acres of mixed hard and soft wood land on property that was part of the former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone.
The band has about 1,000 members living mainly on tribal lands in various locations in eastern Aroostook County.
Dyer said that after the base closed, interested parties were allowed to request portions or parcels of the more than 9,000-acre base. He said Tuesday that the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs submitted a proposal on behalf of the Micmacs. Dyer and the Micmacs would not reveal the cost of their acquisition.
... For the entire article, see http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/107503.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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