2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 19:38:41 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] EXPANSION: Army drops Pinon Canyon proposal (at least for now)
Army calls for retreat on Piñon expansion
Budgeted funds shifted to La. base

By Michael Riley
The Denver Post (CO)
May 14, 2009

WASHINGTON - The Army has given up attempts to acquire land for expanding the Piñon Canyon training site in the next year, shifting the money that had been allocated for the purpose to other uses, according to congressional and Army sources.

Originally, Army budget makers had planned to allocate $17 million in fiscal 2010 for land acquisition associated with Piñon Canyon, a line item consistent with public statements made by Army officials as recently as this month that the controversial expansion is still a priority.

But faced with a push-back from Congress and a so-far unsuccessful strategy focused on leasing land, that money was re allocated to military construction at Fort Polk, La., in the budget's final version, those sources said.


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