Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Just back from the District 12 Press Conference outside Earle

The press conference conducted outside Earle by the District 12 team of Beck-Casagrande-O'Scanlan went off very well this afternoon from NOPE's perspective, as the team unveiled a bill that would require New Jersey's Treasurer to issue a cost benefit analysis and security report on proposed conversion of military housing to civilian housing at Earle Naval Weapons Station, and places a moratorium on issuance of certain State permits and plan approvals. Please follow this link for more details.

Just as significantly, Kellie Drakeford from Senator Robert Menendez's office read a letter co-signed by Mr. Menendez and Senator Frank Lautenberg that will hit the Secretary of the Navy's desk, expressing their concern about the Navy's plans for Laurelwood housing. We'll post a copy of that letter once NOPE obtains it, and are glad after a year's worth of effort to get an announcement from our U.S. Senators.

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