Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Cruz supports efforts to delay buildup start

Cruz supports efforts to delay buildup start

Tuesday, 02 February 2010 00:23
by Zita Y. Taitano | Variety News Staff

VICE speaker BJ Cruz supports Gov. Felix Camacho’s request for the Department of Navy to delay the start of the military buildup.

Cruz affirmed his support in a letter he sent yesterday to the governor.

“Your action serves to confirm the fears that many of our residents have regarding the buildup, that it’s too much, too soon,” Cruz stated in his letter.

He also sent a similar letter to Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo.

Cruz noted that after reviewing the 11,000-page draft environmental impact statement, he realized that the draft study doesn’t really address the military buildup’s impact on the community.

With this in mind, Cruz said a revised military impact study should be prepared and take “into account the comments made on the existing documents.”

The revised version, he added, must be made available for public review before a record of decision is made on the final version.

He also asked that Camacho and Bordallo submit such a request to the Secretary of the Navy since it would have direct affect on the island.

“The people of Guam deserve to be assured that a DEIS on the proposed buildup reflects truly and accurately the impact that the buildup would have on their lives,” he concluded.

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