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Tue Jun 16, 2020, 09:06 PM

Not in my backyard...nor his or hers. Nevada local impact of new National Defense Authorization Act

"Senate panel bombs military expansion plans at Fallon, NTTR"

It looks like the transfer of more than 900,000 acres of Nevada public land to military ownership just got less likely.

The Senate Armed Services Committee advanced the National Defense Authorization Act last week authorizing $8.15 billion for military construction for the coming fiscal year, but those plans did not include the controversial land expansions of the Naval Air Station Fallon and the Nevada Test and Training Range.

The committee, led by Oklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe, advanced the proposed legislation on an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 25-2. The bill is now headed to the Senate floor for consideration.

“Senator Cortez Masto celebrates the language she helped craft with the Senate Armed Services Committee that secures a status-quo extension of the Nevada Test and Training Range (and the Fallon Naval Air Station),” said Ryan King, communications director for Cortez Masto in an email.


Neighboring tribes, conservation groups and some rural towns have opposed the expansion of both training ranges asking that any existing land withdrawals in Nevada with the military only be extended, not expanded.

Nevada tribes — including the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe, the Moapa Band of Paiutes and the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe — have strongly opposed the expansion of both training ranges.

Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribal Chairman Len George has said the expansion of Navy training on Paiute Shoshone traditional lands would destroy burial grounds and other sacred cultural sites while cutting off public lands for religious and cultural activities like gathering, hunting, ceremonies and burials.

The Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, which represents 27 member tribal nations in Nevada, wrote a resolution supporting the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe and other tribal nations in opposition to the planned expansion.

Laura Parry, chairwoman of the Moapa Band of Paiutes, said that while the tribe takes matters of national security very seriously, a lack of proper consultation left them with “no other choice than to vehemently oppose the expansion” of the Nevada Test and Training Range.


https://www.nevadacurrent.com/2020/06/16/senate-panel-bombs-military-expansion-plans-at-fallon-nttr/

I was born during the Eisenhower administration. After witnessing sixty years of cold war and military expansion, as an American and a veteran I stand for the dismantling of the military industrial complex. The militarization of our police forces nationwide is part and parcel of this problem.



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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2020, 10:34 PM

1. Amen

as an American and a veteran I stand for the dismantling of the military industrial complex. The militarization of our police forces nationwide is part and parcel of this problem.


Hallelujah brother ...


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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 12:31 AM

2. Right there with you.

This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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