|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 6 Jul 2020 10:02:34 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Expansion: "US House committee paves way for 850K acres for Air Force expansion in Nevada"|
US House committee paves way for 850K acres for Air Force expansion in Nevada By Daria Sokolova Pahrump Valley Times (NV) July 4, 2020 The Democrat-led House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that proposing to give the U.S. Air Force over 850,000 acres currently managed as Desert National Wildlife Refuge, according to the press release by the Center for Biological Diversity. The amendment came from Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and was approved on a voice vote by the Democratic military majority, according to the press release. The Air Force has been looking to take over 1.1 million acres from the Desert National Wildlife Refuge to expand its Nevada Test and Training Range. The Desert National Wildlife Refuge is the largest refuge in the lower 48 states and it overlaps the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). The Desert Refuge, as it’s commonly called is comprised of 1.6 million acres of the Mojave Desert habitat, and is home to the desert bighorn sheep and the endangered Mojave desert tortoise, among other species … For the entire article, see https://pvtimes.com/news/us-house-committee-paves-way-for-850k-acres-for-navy-expansion-in-nevada-86726/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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