|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 21 Nov 2010 23:12:14 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] SHIPS: California "Ghost Fleet" Contract|
Feds shouldn't have scrapped open bidding Editorial San Francisco Chronicle November 20, 2010The $3.1 million federal contract awarded last week for a newly formed company to scrap two obsolete World War II-era cargo ships in the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet seemed perfect in every way, except one.
We say perfect in that it responded to so many North Bay community concerns.It will remove a source of pollution created by lead-based paint from the derelict vessels flaking into the bay waters.
...But why wasn't the contract put out to bid? Global prices for scrap metal are rising. Scrapping ships is profitable even without subsidy.
... For the entire editorial, see http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/20/EDFA1GEG4V.DTL See also http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/12/BA781G9LCF.DTL -- 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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