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FW: [CPEO-MEF] Warren Grove (NJ) range fire

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    ... From: military-bounces@list.cpeo.org [mailto:military-bounces@list.cpeo.org] On Behalf Of Lenny Siegel Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 8:05 PM To: Military
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      From: military-bounces@... [mailto:military-bounces@...]
      On Behalf Of Lenny Siegel
      Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 8:05 PM
      To: Military Environmental Forum
      Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Warren Grove (NJ) range fire

      Guard pressed for fire answers
      N.J.'s two U.S. senators demanded assurances against more problems involving
      jets.

      By Jacqueline L. Urgo
      Philadelphia Inquirer
      May 19, 2007

      This week's military mistake that burned 17,250 acres of New Jersey's
      Pinelands and routed thousands from their homes brought demands from both of
      the state's U.S. senators yesterday that the Air National Guard prove it
      will not cause another tragedy.

      "New Jersey's firefighters and first-responders risk their lives to protect
      the Pine Barrens and our local communities," said a harshly worded statement
      from Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who has summoned the Air National Guard's three
      top generals to his Washington office Monday.

      "But this fire never should have started - period," said Lautenberg, a
      Democrat. "This fire started because the National Guard did not follow
      proper safety procedures - procedures I called for nearly three years ago.
      New Jerseyans expect their military to act more safely and more carefully."

      ...

      For the entire article, see
      http://www.philly.com/philly/health_and_science/20070519_Guard_pressed_for_f
      ire_answers.html

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      Lenny Siegel
      Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
      c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
      Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
      Fax: 650/961-8918
      <lsiegel@...>
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