|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sat, 7 Apr 2012 11:40:39 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Airfield buffer zones in southern Virginia|
Municipalities around Langley asking for state money for land By Robert Brauchle Newport News Daily Press (VA) April 6, 2012HAMPTON - Localities throughout Hampton Roads have purchased hundreds of acres bordering military air bases to minimize the potential damage from crashes, such as the one that occured Friday afternoon in Virginia Beach, on the surrounding communities.
Peninsula officials have actively pushed to create a larger safety zone to the south and west of Langley Air Force base as a way to buffer development from encroaching into the landing and takeoff area around the base.
Langley is home to the U.S. Air Force's 1st Fighter Wing and the 480th Intelligence Wing.
A Joint Land Use Study finalized in 2010 by the four localities bordering Langley recommends spending about $12 million to purchase 31 acres to extend Langley's buffer zone. Hampton and Newport News, as well as Poquoson and York County have all asked for state and federal money to purchase those parcels.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.dailypress.com/news/hampton/dp-nws-langley- response-20120406,0,236953.story
-- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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