demand answers on the
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For Immediate Release
Contacts: Lon Robertson, Not 1 More
Steve Harris, Merrill, Anderson and Harris, LLC 719-633-4421
Ranchers joined by Native Americans, conservationists, archeologists, paleontologists and other concerned citizens, working through the nonprofit organization Not 1 More Acre!, first requested information from the military on December 11, 2006. Under the Freedom of Information Act, a government agency has 20 days to respond to any request.
In this case, the military has yet to respond 66 days after the FOIA requests were filed, leaving the coalition to wonder what the military is hiding.
The FOIA requests were filed in response to a Draft
Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed expansion that was released
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The public comment period closes tomorrow and Not 1 More Acre! still has not received any of the information needed to meaningfully comment on the DEIS.
The military operates on 25 million acres of real estate
“What do they need to do on this land that they can’t do on the 25 million acres around the nation they already have?” said Lon Robertson, a spokesman for Not 1 More Acre!
The proposed expansion includes 165 million-year-old
dinosaur tracks, petroglyphs carved by the area’s original inhabitants,
the richest archaeological resources in
Yesterday, the Pentagon waived a moratorium on land
acquisition to allow for the proposed expansion at Pinon Canyon Maneuver
Site. In commenting on the waiver, a
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