PNC :: Congressional Report: Bordallo Details Her Objections To The Buildup
Monday, 15 February 2010
Guam - Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo detailed her objections to the military buildup in her annual Congressional Report before the Guam Legislature Tuesday night.
Speaking for just over a half hour, Bordallo reiterated her opposition to any attempt by the military to use eminent domain to gain access to additional island lands and she challenged DoD to complete the buildup within its current footprint.
The Congresswoman also raised objections to the Navy's plans to dredge acres of coral in Apra Harbor to make way for a new berth for a nuclear powered Aircraft carrier. Instead she suggested that there are alternatives like berthing any visiting carriers at Kilo Warf.
She also criticised the federal governmnet for not recognizing the severe strain the buildup will put on the island's civilian infrastructure and called on Washington to share the burden.
And Bordallo said she supports the Governor's efforts to delay the buildup to allow more time for the island to prepare for the impact.
Written by : Kevin Kerrigan