|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 30 May 2014 17:22:17 -0700 (PDT)|
|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 RidgeThe 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, seehttp://toddyoung.house.gov/press-releases/house-passes-ndaa-with- young-amendment-to-protect-sites-like-river-ridge/
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