|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 4 May 2011 07:29:29 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Opposition to airport at Willow Grove, PA|
[In 1996, when the power-that-be attempted to open up Moffett Field
(CA) to civilian air cargo, our community was told, "Once an airport,
always an airport." But looking around the country, it turned out
that many suburban Navy/Marine air stations were not opened up for
civilian use and that a number of them were permanently closed. For
the Moffett story, see http://www.cpeo.org/pubs/mofle.html. - LS]
Anti-Airport Sentiment Takes FlightHatboro-Horsham School Board approved a resolution opposing runway use at the Willow Grove air base.
By Theresa Katalinas Hatboro-Horsham Patch (PA) May 2, 2011The Hatboro-Horsham School Board joined other local officials in opposing a future airport at Willow Grove air base by passing a resolution Monday night.
The board, which applied for 60 acres of the 1,100-acre base property to build a future school, followed Horsham, Warminster and Montgomery townships in officially saying no to airport use at the property.
The military installment, which is scheduled to leave the base for good by Sept. 15, ceased its flying operations last month.
Horsham resident Dennis Mulligan, who heads a grassroots group of more than 500 residents committed to keeping the airstrip closed for good, urged the board to send letters to the Bucks and Montgomery county commissioners, as well as state and federal officials. Mulligan also asked the board to distribute information to parents concerning the purported dangers of an airport, particularly related to the proximity of several Hatboro-Horsham schools.
... For the entire article, see http://horsham.patch.com/articles/anti-airport-sentiment-takes-flight -- 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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