|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:58:25 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] EXPANSION: "Decision delayed on expansion of Marine base at Twentynine Palms" (CA)|
Decision delayed on expansion of Marine base at Twentynine Palms Tony Perry Los Angeles Times September 22, 2012The Navy and Marine Corps have delayed a decision on a controversial proposal to expand the Marine base at Twentynine Palms to include parts of Johnson Valley, a popular spot with off-road vehicle enthusiasts.
The Marine Corps says the acreage is needed to allow for large-scale live-fire training exercises for up to three battalions converging on the same target.
But off-roaders say that expanding the base into Johnson Valley could destroy its use for jeeps, motorcycles, dune buggies, ATVs, "rock- crawlers" and other vehicles. Johnson Valley is the site of the annual King of the Hammers race, billed as the toughest desert race in the nation.
... For the entire article, seehttp://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/09/marine-base-twentynine- palms-expansion-delayed.html
-- 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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