Thursday, December 24, 2009

Guthertz demands answers from JGPO

Guthertz demands answers from JGPO

Posted: Dec 23, 2009 3:14 PM
Updated: Dec 23, 2009 3:14 PM

by Nick Delgado

Guam - Senator Judi Guthertz sent a second letter to David Bice today following up on the one she sent one month ago. In her new letter, the committee chair on the Guam Military Buildup vehemently makes the case for her frustrations regarding the Joint Guam Program Office's speculated plans for land condemnation and eminent domain spelled out in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

Senator Guthertz states in her letter that she is upset with Bice's lack of response. She now demands answers to her request for "a clear, prompt, and unambiguous explanation of the U.S. intentions on land acquisition for new development". Guthertz sites Volume 2 of the DEIS, which states, "Under Alternative 1 of the proposed action, the military would acquire new lands for development. Assuming this is done through lease rather than condemnation for parts of these parcels that are public, the military would require a license from the Chamorro Land Trust".

Guthertz invited Bice to attend her public hearing on December 29 at 9am, which will address the land condemnation concerns by the senator and members of the community.

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