2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Cfwoemp@aol.com
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 18:12:05 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: Re: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Will Moffett Field (CA) be sold?
I think this is another of those "developer opportunities" that will ultimately brood bad for citizens and people of the area.  I believe what should happen is that the Military (Government) retain ownership, at least until the cleanup is completed, and then give (sell for a dollar) to the City or community of Mountain View for their main municipal airport for their future use. Do not sell out to the developers, they will exploit it, make area citizens responsible for "clean-up", and then develop it and make lots of money on it, as they will expect to get it for next to nothing.  Also, it make be hard in the future for the City to buy land and develop an airport when they need one.  ~Cfw~~
In a message dated 11/19/2010 12:30:58 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, lsiegel@cpeo.org writes:
[I find this story confusing because it blends the various sections of
the former Moffett Naval Air Station, but it seems to be based upon
information from someone in Washington wanting the federal government to
sell the runways and perhaps more. - LS]

Should Government Airport Used by Google Founders be Closed?

By Jane Wells
November 19, 2010

It costs $6.7 million a year to operate.

It's a convenient parking lot for the private jets of two of the world's
richest men.

And it's sitting on a prime piece of real estate - the heart of the
Silicon Valley - which has some murmuring it should just be sold.

But, its greatest treasure is a towering toxic nightmare that may cost
as much as $50 million to repair and restore.

Moffett Field is a legendary Naval Air Station in Mountain View, Calif.
best known for the massive hangars which famously accommodated wartime
military blimps. The base was closed in 1994 and taken over by NASA Ames
Research Center. Spread over 1,800 acres, the airfield houses important
wind tunnels for testing and an Air National Guard wing.


For the entire story, see


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

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