2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 14:09:29 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Development near Camp Bullis (TX)
Camp Bullis needs more than JLUS

San Antonio Express-News (TX)
July 18, 2009

The first of two parts.

City Council and Bexar County Commissioners approved a Joint Land Use Study last month that will guide development around Camp Bullis. Finally, the cavalry had arrived to save the Army, its live-saving mission on the 28,000-acre military reservation and the sensitive environment of which it is a part.

Or so the public thought.

Last week, the city Planning Commission approved plans to build a 420-home subdivision 3 miles from Camp Bullis. It's exactly the kind of development Army leaders say contribute to light and noise pollution that threatens night-training exercises and destroys habitat for endangered species, including the golden-cheeked warbler.

As neighboring habitat disappears, the warblers are pushed into the sanctuary of Camp Bullis. The more warblers at Camp Bullis, the more acreage that is rendered unusable to the military due to environmental concerns.


For the entire editorial, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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