2014 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 17:22:17 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: House passes indemnity language for non-BRAC closures
Press Release
Office of Rep. Todd Young (R-Indiana)
May 22, 2014

House passes NDAA with Young amendment to protect sites like River Ridge

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2015 on Thursday on a 325-98 vote. Included in the final bill was a House-passed amendment from Rep. Todd Young (R-IN9) that would provide additional legal protections to former military installations like River Ridge Commerce Center - formerly known as the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant - in Clark County.

Young explained his amendment in floor remarks Wednesday night:

"Most military installations are closed through the BRAC process. As such, they are granted certain legal protections, including indemnification from claims arising from environmental hazards created by previous [Department of Defense] operations. However, some installations can be closed unilaterally by the Defense Secretary outside of the normal BRAC process. In these instances, the facilities are not granted the same protections."


For the entire release, see
http://toddyoung.house.gov/press-releases/house-passes-ndaa-with- young-amendment-to-protect-sites-like-river-ridge/


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