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BULLSHIT Finding: no significant impact

http://www.carson.army.mil/pcms/documents/2011_Draft_FNSI.pdf

BULLSHIT 2011 Final Environmental Assessment:
http://www.carson.army.mil/pcms/documents/2011_Final_EA.pdf



Undersecretary Eastin with Las Animas County Commisioners pt1

Undersecretary Eastin with Las Animas County Commisioners pt2


Buy an Inch of PCMS fundraiser

Uranium in high levels discovered in PCMS soil

Rep McKinley press conference to annouce high level of Uranium at PCMS

Sign up by June 16 for second Art Outing at Wooten ranch

May 21 Scoping boycott news

This is a news report of the stakeholder boycott of the latest Army scam to do scoping hearings for 2 more brigades at Fort Carson, which will automatically lead to attempts to take more land to expand the PCMS, which the Army is still denying, because it is against the law for them to spend any money on expansion.

Army officials announced scoping hearings to discuss bringing additional troops to Fort Carson but said the hearings have nothing to do with the proposed expansion of the PCMS. The communities of Southeastern Colorado know this is not true and that the two issues are undeniably linked.

"The Army knows that a majority of Coloradans, a majority of state lawmakers and a majority of federal lawmakers oppose the expansion," said PCEOC President Lon Robertson. "By excluding any discussion of PCMS from the scoping hearings, Army officials are attempting to avoid a difficult subject and skirt federal law."

In 2007, Congress passed and the President signed into law a military appropriations bill which outlawed all funding on the proposed expansion of the PCMS.

"If the Army held a hearing on expanding the site, they'd violate the law so instead, they are pretending that increasing the force at Fort Carson will have no impact," Robertson said. "In reality, if they get more brigades at Fort Carson, we know they will turn around and demand more acreage on which to train them.

"And the real question is why won't the Army take no for an answer?" Robertson said. "This has been dragging on too long and even the threat of expansion is having devastating effects on our communities and economy."

The Army is behaving lawlessly and now it seems they don't even follow their own guidelines set by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRACC). The additional troops cited in this latest effort completely exceed the numbers stated in the 2005 BRACC report.

The Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition Coalition, or PCEOC, is a broad-based coalition representing communities across Southern Colorado in their opposition to the proposed military expansion. PCEOC members include business owners, teachers, students, elected officials, ranchers, environmentalists and many others.

The coalition is united in its opposition to any expansion of PCMS. No funding, no expansion.

 


Wes McKinley horseback ride with legislators

Salazar Town Hall News coverage in Colorado Springs

Army update of the new map

Army releases the new map
New information of Apishapa Canyon and west of 350 in the new target zone
Documentary by Mark Lewis

Governor Ritter signs the PCMS Eminent Domain bill

Doug Holdread Powerpoint pt. 1

Doug Holdread pt. 2
Jen Caltrider Documentary Expansion Opposition Coalition slideshow

Apparent Gitmo style prison cells being shipped to PCMS summer of 2007
Lori Holdread letter to editor on PCMS expansion opposition (blog on bottom) Lon Robertson letter to GAGzette on expansion Doug Holdred cartoon on Front Range economic predation Doug Holdread's latest piece, "Purgatoriy's Voices Should Be Heeded" Fort Salazar map Julliette Mondot's letter to the Senators Army's new map released July 6, 2007 Army's new map released June 7, 2007 April 13 memo from Army and 10 talking points from PCEOC National Defense Authorization Act Section 2827 Pinon Canyon (and analysis) Excerpts from the Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Petition House military affairs committee before March 6 vote on Eminent Domain theft of PCMS Newly leaked docs from DofD PROVE BRAC is NOT the reason for expansion Press Release for "Not 1 More Acre!" Press Release from lawsuit over FIA and EIS filing Listing of Army bases, with size in acres and Stryker Brigades stationed there Defense Authorization Bill passes with amendment to require Army to submit study by November 30

Army letter leaking that they have begun land acquisition process

Analysis of the Army's Land Use Requirement (LURS) gotten by FOIA

Environmental Impact Statement from 1980 PCMS "acquisition"

Environmental Impact Study letter writing resources (Please Write!)

Army PCMS Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

Wind Map of PCMS expansion area showing loss of Wind Power Generation

Census data for Las Animas County (17.3% below poverty level)

Press Releases from Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition


Sections:

History (Native Americans, Hispanics, Sante Fe Trail)

Petroglyphs (Photos, maps, dates, symbology)

Dinosaur Tracks (Photos, maps, history, information)

Endangered Species (mammals, fish, plants, HUMANS)

Research (Native Americans, Archeology, Endangered species and cultures) update 3/10/07

Maps (Satellite, topo, expansion plans, animations, NA, Petroglyphs) update 3/3/07

Take Action! (Petitions, EIS, letters, talking points, Fraud, waste, and Abuse)

Map of landowners that are committed to No Sale to the Army

Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition Coalition September newsletter (PDF)

The Army is planning on expanding their Pinon Canyon tank/arms maneuver site in Colorado by upwards of 5.5 million acres, destroying habitat, wildlife, livelihoods and the economies of rural America. 

We need everyone to work against this land grab attempt.

 


Doug Holread op/ed peice on the PCMS expansion plans

Doug Holdred piece on PCMS expansion history of the Army in the area

(Click here for a leaked Army document showing that in the Army's official After Action Report from the Iraq War, the training at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin was found to be the reason for success, (no mention of any need for the PCMS) and in fact, the solution to one problem was found to be a result of NOT going to the NTC at Fort Irwin)


Yesterday's approval of HB 1069 by the Colorado Senate State, Veterens & Military Affairs Committee sends the bill to the floor of the Senate in the immediate future.  Maybe in the next two weeks....... we'll keep everyone posted!
 
A big thank you to Rep McKinley and Senator Kester, to those that made the drives and attended the hearing along with everyone of you that have been sending letters or making calls of support to our legislators. 
 
Don't forget to send thank yous to our Senators that voted in favor (below) and start thinking about sending more e-mails and letters and making phone calls to the rest of the Senate!
 
The four members that voted for our bill were:

Contact information for the rest of the Senate can be found here.


Press Coverage so far (most recent on top):

Amendment to stop ALL funding for PCMS expansion  for 1 year makes it to the floor
List on construction firms getting contracts for PCMS (none from S.E. Colorado)

Lon Robertson and Tom Warren quoted in Training and Simulation Journal on PCMS expansion

Tom Warren's Army environmental office (PCMS oversight) closing at end of the month

FOIA docs prove Army uses Pinon Canyon ONLY about once per year
Army responds they would use Pinon Canyon if they could expand it by 420,000 acres
Guv Ritter tours Walking Y ranch next to Pinon Canyon



High Country News profile on ranchers threatened with Eminent Domain PCMS land grab

"Back to the Drawing Board":

Cover of the INDY goes to PCMS expansion fight again, thanx Michael!

Mark Lewis letter on PCMS expansion blackmail in INDY

Army's PCMS "back to the drawing board" ruse slammed by Lon Robertson and PCEOC

Salazar in Trinidad to meet with PCMS expansion opposition Tuesday (come down)
La Animas County Dem party adopts resolution opposing PCMS expansion

Senator Salzar will meet with PCMS ranchers during August recess
Thomas Doerk suggests PCMS Fort Salazar be built in El Paso and Pueblo Counties since they'll benefit

Letters; Marts on PCMS expansion, Hejtmanek on online petitions, Markarian on fighting dogs
D2 rep, kester, petitions salazar and allard to stop PCMS expansion

InfoShop picks up the PCMS expansion fight
Denver Post gets the Army bullshit about needing more space for fewer soldiers to train
Army takes LIES to Canon City and Fremont County that they will benefit from PCMS

Chieftain op/ed on PCMS expansion with great stats and figures
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Stryker Brigade at Fort Carson, Hawaii, or Alaska
Denver Post article on PCMS expansion for the new Army weapons
PDF of Army letter sent to allard and Salazar on "back to drawing board" on PCMS
Army says "back to drawing board" on PCMS expansion, but does NOT stop process
RMN coverage of Army statement with quotes by Bill Sulzman
Denver Post on Army's new draw play to appease Senators
GAgzette report on PCMS expansion news (YOUR comments at the bottom)
KKTV reports Pinon Canyon expansion on hold, which is NOT true
Doug Holdred piece on PCMS expansion history of the Army in the area
Rocky Mountain News editorial against expansion of PCMS and for Salazar and Allard to shit or get off the pot
Pueblo Chieftain editorial calling for Salazar and Allard to meet with ranching community
Heavy trucks already causing Billions in damage to roads going to PCMS
Rocky Mountain News editorial against expansion of PCMS and for Salazar and Allard to shit or get off the pot
Pueblo Chieftain editorial calling for Salazar and Allard to meet with ranching community
Heavy trucks already causing Billions in damage to roads going to PCMS

Allard and Salazar gets some answers from Army:

Cover of the INDY goes to PCMS expansion fight again, thanx Michael!

Mark Lewis letter on PCMS expansion blackmail in INDY

Chieftain op/ed on PCMS expansion with great stats and figures
PDF of Army letter sent to allard and Salazar on "back to drawing board" on PCMS
Army says "back to drawing board" on PCMS expansion, but does NOT stop process
RMN coverage of Army statement with quotes by Bill Sulzman
Denver Post on Army's new draw play to appease Senators
GAgzette report on PCMS expansion news (YOUR comments at the bottom)
KKTV reports Pinon Canyon expansion on hold, which is NOT true

Pueblo Chamber of Commerce salivates at Army cash and supports PTSD expansion
Rocky Mountain News editorial against expansion of PCMS and for Salazar and Allard to shit or get off the pot
Pueblo Chieftain editorial calling for Salazar and Allard to meet with ranching community
Heavy trucks already causing Billions in damage to roads going to PCMS

Army dangles cash carrot in front of allard for PCMS expansion
Denver Post: Army uses blackmail to say it costs too much and separates families to train elsewhere
CBS 4 Denver on allard's answer from Army on PCMS expansion
KJCT TV news coverage of allard's answer from army on PCMS expansion

Old PCMS nemesis, mixon, retiring from Army October 1

House vote moves to the Senate:

allard asks Army sec'y what are the impacts if you don't expand PCMS
Army sec'y, geren: "better chance of securing some brigadeS at Ft. Carson" with PCMS expansion
Bloggers continue to bask Sean Paige for PCMS editorial (scroll down to bottom)

GAGzette editorial FOR EIS study and against "pleasing district constituents" (comment at the bottom)
Senator allard says EIS study for expansion of PCMS needs to be done
5,000 people in 6 counties now threatened with Eminent Domian theft for PCMS
Senator SellUsOut's letter to Sec'y "Defense", gates on PCMS expansion with a brigade (PDF)
KOAA coverage on SellUsOut's crazy plan for a brigade at the PCMS
Mark Lewis' letter on the straw man argument of proper training only equals more land
Reisinger letter on PCMS expansion in GAGzette suggests mental exam for salazar
PCMS expansion debate picked up by an Indian newspaper Khaleej Times
USA Today covers PCMS expansion and all the other military base expansions

CSaction.org board member with letter on PCMS
GAGzette coverage of SellUsOut's plan for expansion of the PCMS by a brigade
Pueblo Chieftain coverage of PCMS 30 day deadline by Senator SellUsOut
KKTV coverage of Senator SellUsOut's PCMS plan to move a brigade there
CBS Denver station report on SellUsOut's proposal for brigade at PCMS

$529.6 million military spending for Colorado goes to the Senate; mostly for Fort Carson
Survey of PCMS area finds rare Triploid Checkered Whiptail lizards, Curlew, 48 plant species and 19 animal species of "special concern"

PCMS expansion comes down to Senators Allard and SellUsOut; call them today!
FYI: Pueblo Chieftain op/ed on PCMS expansion

House vote against PCMS expansion:

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_5585193,00.html

http://www.csindy.com/csindy/2007-06-14/news3.html

http://www.chieftain.com/metro/1181802215/3

http://www.chieftain.com/metro/1181802215/4

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_6133967
   National Trust

http://www.gazette.com/articles/expansion_23593___article.html/army_land.html    Bi-partisan support to constrain Pentagon overreach


Army's news map:
http://www.chieftain.com/metro/1181293827/1

 

http://www.chieftain.com/metro/1181372262/2

 

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_6088139
 
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_5576522,00.html

 

http://www.gazette.com/articles/army_23348___article.html/expansion_land.html

 

http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=71570

 

http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/7896537.html

 

http://www.koaa.com/news/view.asp?ID=8009

HB1069 passage:

http://www.chieftain.com/metro/1178265970/1

http://www.gazette.com/articles/bill_21887___article.html/ritter_colorado.html

http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/7324361.html

http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_5810575

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/government/article/0,2777,DRMN_23906_5519077,00.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6607111,00.html

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/4775250.html

http://www.summitdaily.com/article/20070503/NEWS/105030081

http://kob.com/article/stories/S76662.shtml?cat=500

http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/national/index.ssf?/base/national-84/1178246806222600.xml&storylist=national

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1110AP_Pinon_Canyon.html


RMN report on 200 meeting the Army in Pueblo on PCMS expansion bullshit
Senate passes state protection against Army Eminent Domain theft for PCMS, 30-4
Denver Post coverage of PCMS expansion vote in Senate
Chieftain guesses 300 for Town Hall with Army on PCMS expansion in Pueblo
Chieftain columnist on the PCMS expansion vote in the Senate
AP picks up story on Senate vote against Eminent Domain theft of land

Lon takes it to allard on letting the Army take all the land it wants

New video content on Pinon Canyon.com from CBS4 in Denver

Chieftan coverage on Senate hearing on PCMS expansion

HB1069:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/09/us/09hearing.html

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/news_columnists/article/0,1299,DRMN_86_5475053,00.html

http://www.denverpost.com/lacrosse/ci_5630578

http://www.denverpost.com/lacrosse/ci_5630578

Salazar gives useless and redundant conditions for supporting PCMS expansion

Bill to stop Eminent Domain theft of PCMS expansion passes committee 7-4
Pueblo Chieftain online forum discussion of PCMS expansion heats up

Lori Holread and Matthew Steed letter on PCMS Eminent Domain theft (you can comment at bottom)
lambert vacillates on Eminent Domain theft for PCMS as gagzette reports on McKinley/Kester bill

Bill to stop Eminent Domain theft of PCMS expansion passes committee 7-4


Pueblo Chieftain online forum discussion of PCMS expansion heats up

Lt. Colonel johnson details Army's plans for PCMS expansion

Mark Lewis letter on lamborn's bullshit and Bud Gordon's on allard's

Lori Holread and Matthew Steed letter on PCMS Eminent Domain theft (you can comment at bottom)
lambert vacillates on Eminent Domain theft for PCMS as gagzette reports on McKinley/Kester bill

Denver Post columnist calls PCMS Eminent Domain theft just what it is: communism

Lt. Colonel johnson details Army's plans for PCMS expansion

HB1069 would ban federal government from using Eminent Domain to seize land for PCMS

HB1069 would ban federal government from using Eminent Domain to seize land for PCMS

Not 1 More Acre! sues for FOIA act release on PCMS expansion that's taken 60 days when the law is 20

lamborn proves he doesn't understand conservatism with support for Eminent Domain in PCMS seizure (he doesn't understand SHIT about anything)
Denver Post's Ditmer recognizes Eminent Domain used by nazis and other fascists

Army gets OK on land "acquisition" to begin the process of expanding Pinon Canyon
RMN coverage actually mentions the PCMS stole the land by Eminent Domain in 80s

D Post coverage of PCMS expansion includes Salazar's willingness to SELL OUT for "economic incentive package"

Denver Post editorial on PCMS expansion; write your letter here
Gazette op/ed piece on PCMS Eminent Domain proves again they're conservative and NOT libertarian; write them here

hefley says either Senator can block PCMS expansion in Senate

RMN's Vincent Carrol on PCMS expansion using Eminent Domain

allard introduces S135 to expand Pinon canyon using NO Eminent Domain
PCMS Expansion bill S135 in Armed Service Committee with mccain, lieberbush, warner, and a host of war mongering hawk fascists
Library of Congress section to track S.135 on PCMS Expansion

Pueblo Cheiftan interview with Lon Robertson of Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition
Doug Holdread on the need for Army expansion in PCMS and in general

Fort Cartoon commander, mixon: "we don't care whether or not the Army owns the land we're training on" (we're taking 5 million acres with 5 million guns)

High Plains Journal takes on PCMS expansion and General mixon

PCMS report to Allard and Salazar is a week late doesn't say shit but same LIES and delaying tactics
lamborn leaves door open to support Army's Eminent Domain theft of PCMS land

PCMS expansion opposition on Ellen Klaver's Hemispheres radio show on KGNU

Army admits "Highly unlikely" will expand PCMS with "willing sellers"; yeah, NO SHIT Sherlock!

Pueblo Chieftan takes a stand against Army's refusal to allow extension on PCMS expansion comment period

John Dominique's letter to RMN on PCMS expansion disaster

Michael deYoanna's article on Picket Wire Canyon that PCMS expansion will destroy
Las Animas County Commissioners pass opposition to PCMS expansion

PCMS expansion public comment period moved to Jan. 11, so compose carefully and send them in

INDY report on PCMS expansion opposition meeting at the Antlers

Esther Kisemore and Mary Sprunger-Froese letters on Pinon Canyon Expansion

2 letters to the Cheiftan on the Pinon Canyon Expansion and Eminent Domain


D2 state Senator, Kester, comes out against PCMS expansion through Eminent Domain theft

Photographer covers the devastation caused by the Army's PCMS expansion

Cynthia Lang letter detailing charities in town and Sam Johnson on PCMS plunder

Army LIES to hundreds of protesters about PCMS expansion plans by Eminent Domain
Rocky Mountain News coverage of PCMS expansion through Eminent Domain theft
KKTV coverage of PCMS expansion with army land theft
Denver ABC affiliate coverage of PCMS expansion plans Army says don't exist
Lamar city council passes resolution against the expansion of PCMS by Eminent Domain

Army still LIES that there is no plan to expand Pinon Canyon through Eminent Domain
Fort Carson expansion plan Town Hall gathers record crowd to wade the bullshit
KOAA video and report on Fort Carson expansion Town Hall
KRDO report on damage to schools with Fort Carson Expansion
KKTV report (and video) on promise of money for Springs from Fort Carson expansion

PCMS public hearings politically timed to keep public from speaking (don't let them stop YOU)

Rod Podszus letter on Pinon Canyon Expansion devastation

PCMS Draft Environmental Impact Statement posted; public hearings Nov 1,2,3

Pentagram bill requires Army to answer questions on PCMS expansion on cost, environment
Defense Spending Bill requires, by Nov 30, that Army stop hiding truth on PCMS expansion

Ritter vows to oppose the Pinon Canyon expansion by Eminent Domain

Army admits "no group contacted" for preservation of PCMS land after Eminent Domain seizure

Hearings on Army expansion (Denver Post)

Army admits "no group contacted" for preservation of PCMS land after Eminent Domain seizure

Fort Carson Public Hearings Will Not Include Proposed Expansion (Denver Channel)

Ft. Carson Comments To Open Sans Pinon Site Denver CBS affiliate)

Forest Sevice site in the Purgatoire Valley

Gazette report on PCMS Expansion Opposition Coalition meeting in Springs
Gazette report on Nature Conservancy and PCMS expansion plans
KOAA report on Sept 19 PCMS Expansion Opposition
KKTV report on Sept 19 PCMS Opposition meeting
KRDO coverage of Sept 19 Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition meeting

Trinidad Times report on Pinon Canyon Opposition Coalition Town Hall in Trinidad
Chronicle report on PCMS Expansion opposition Town Hall in Trinidad

Army commander makes pitch for expanding Pinon Canyon (with Eminent Domain) as 200,000 reservists show up

RMN article on PCMS expansion through Eminent Domain seizures
Denver Post article on Eminent Domain seizures for Army's expansion

La Junta ranchers and town react to Army's plan to take PCMS land by Eminent Domain

INDY cover story on Army's Eminent Domain expansion of the PCMS

Michael de Yoanna's second expose on the Army's plans to seize land by Eminent Domain

Denver Post coverage May 31

Pueblo Chieftan article and map on expansion
Gazette converage
CBS channel 4 in Denver
KRDO TV coverage
RockyMountain News coverage
Denver Post coverage and map
Springfield Colorado coverage and maps

Pentagon Files Suit against Asbestos Rules, Pueblo Chieftain, June 2

Fort Carson Rep Defends Army's Environmental Record, Pueblo Chieftain, June 10

Pinon Canyon Looms Large for Army's Future, Pueblo Chieftain, June 6

Fort Carson Pushes to open Southern Gate, Chieftain, June 1

Fort Carson Troops headed for Pinon Canyon Training, Chieftain May 26

Salazar Opposes Depot Budget Cut, Chieftain May 23

Allard:Plan to cut Chem Demil funds "Irresponsible", May 19

Salazar enlisted to answer questions on Pinon Canyon, Chieftain May 17

Army keeps Pinon Canyon options open to include condemnation, Chieftain May 16

May 14, 2006 Pueblo Chieftain - Expand Pinon Canyon training site the right way (Sen Allard)

Army says some ranch families want to sell, Pueblo Chieftain 05/10/2006

Pinon Canyon expansion foes form coalition, Pueblo Chieftain 05/10/2006

Landowners take sides in Las Animas County on Pinon Canyon growth, Pueblo Chieftain 05/07/2006

Ranchers Oppose Expansion in LaJunta Area, Pueblo Chieftain 05/07/2006

Pueblo Chieftain Article 05/07/2006 "Pinon Opponents to Voice Concerns"

Denver Post Article of 5/05/06 - Big Guns on PCMS

Denver Post Article on 05/04/06 - Towns on Radar in Land Quest

Denver Post Article 3/21/06 - Fort Carson Plans for Invasion of GIs and Families