2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2012 15:26:30 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] EXPANSION: Marine want off-road-vehicle area at 29 Palms, CA
TWENTYNINE PALMS: Marine expansion advances to off-roaders' dismay

Riverside Press-Enterprise (CA)
August 1, 2012

Off-road enthusiasts said they are neither surprised nor happy about an environmental report that recommends handing a popular off-road area over to the U.S. Marine Corps for expanded training maneuvers.

The Marine Corps' Twentynine Palms training center expansion would shut off or curtail access to a majority of the Johnson Valley, one of Southern California's most used off-road vehicle recreation areas.

Marine Corps officials have said the training center must grow to permit maneuvers for a mid-size invasion force, including live-fire operations. About 146,000 acres west of the base's existing boundary would be annexed. Of that, 38,000 acres would still be available to public 10 months of the year, the report says.


For the entire article, see
http://www.pe.com/local-news/san-bernardino-county/san-bernardino- county-headlines-index/20120801-twentynine-palms-marine-expansion- advances-to-off-roaders-dismay.ece


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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