|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 1 May 2014 17:25:56 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] EXPANSION: "Obama administration opposes China Lake [CA] expansion"|
Obama administration opposes China Lake expansion By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Tuesday, April 29, 2014WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Tuesday it opposed a House bill that would expand a naval base in the Western Mojave Desert and permanently place the military in charge of managing its nearly 1.1 million acres.
Permanently designating Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake property for military use would save taxpayer money and enhance the base's mission, said Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, the bill's sponsor. A House subcommittee held a hearing on the legislation Tuesday.
Last year, Congress reserved China Lake's acreage for military use for an additional 25 years. The administration says it supports the continued use of China Lake lands for military purposes, but it can't go along with a permanent set-aside. Karen Mouritsen, a deputy assistant director at the Bureau of Land Management, said that the Defense Department's needs could change in future decades.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/29/obama-administration- opposes-china-lake-expansion/
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