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frog92969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-10-10 01:33 AM
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Citizens air views on training site
Citizens air views on training site
By KONRAD SUROWIEC Staff Writer
http://www.recordobserver.com/articles/2009/12/31/news/...

Published: Thursday, December 24, 2009 7:39 AM CST

RUTHSBURG About 100 citizens who came to the Ruthsburg Community Center on Dec. 17 were advised to contact Queen Anne's County, state and federal officials to ask questions and express comments on the plan by the federal government to build a large facility in Ruthsburg that would serve as a training center for security personnel assigned to U.S. embassies.

Centreville resident Sveinn Storm and William "Bud" Roe, of Roe Crossroads, organized the meeting for Ruthsburg area residents in Queen Anne's County and nearby areas of Caroline County. They discussed their efforts to obtain information about the project, why government officials should be more forthcoming about the project, and why it was important for citizens to get involved. Bob Mueller, of RCM Mediation Services, served as moderator. Mueller recently served as mediator for the meetings held by Queen Anne's County's Blue Ribbon Panel on Smart Growth and Rural Development.

More than 20 citizens asked questions and expressed comments at the Ruthsburg meeting. There was strong sentiment against the project. Citizens are worried about a number of things, including the impact on a rural community, land and water resources, and increased traffic on state Route 304 and the already dangerous intersection of Route 304 and U.S. Route 301. "We need a full court press to stop it," said Storm. "Do we have time? Yes we do."

Storm and Roe criticized the county commissioners and elected officials at the state and federal level for advocating for the project before citizens found out about the plan. A petition was written that asks officials at the county, state and federal levels to stop all decision-making on the project until government officials present complete information about the project to citizens.

more at:
http://www.recordobserver.com/articles/2009/12/31/news/...


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If anybody has more info on this please let me know.

This is under the State Department,
which I assume means Blackwater.



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frog92969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 01:00 AM
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1. Video of the County Commissioners 1/12/2009
It's long. I haven't watched the whole thing yet.

Citizens are given time to voice their opposition to the FASTC site.
County Commissioners are still against it as well.

http://origin.peg.tv/pegtv_player?s=qactv
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