2013 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 09:33:27 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE, COMMUNITIES: Energy Department host communities send letter to Secretary Moniz
Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) requests once again that the Department of Energy (DOE) use existing authorities to facilitate the transfer of real and personal property to communities. In addition, to facilitate public involvement and discussion, ECA requests that DOE withdraw the significant changes to 10 CFR 770 and allow for public comment and discussion before the Final Rule becomes effective on December 13, 2013.
DOE and every Secretary of Energy since Hazel O'Leary has determined that transferring excess property to communities can save the Department hundreds of millions of dollars and facilitate local economic diversification. In this time of shrinking budgets, DOE should take advantage of all opportunities to assist communities while also reducing overall DOE costs.
As DOE communities face thousands of layoffs and mission delays due to federal budget cuts, DOE should expeditiously transfer land and other assets to communities to encourage economic development and diversification and to support DOE's missions. While the White House and the Department of Defense (DOD) implemented programs this summer to assist defense communities that have been impacted by downsizing and shrinking federal budgets, DOE is releasing regulations that negatively impact communities. We would like to work with you to implement changes that complement and facilitate land transfers.  
For the entire December 2, 2013 letter to Energy Department Secretary Moniz, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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