by Mindy Aguon
GUAM - While the Draft Environmental Impact statements makes reference to various portions of land the military will need to acquire for the marines relocation, the Department of Defense has identified excess land to be returned to original landowners.
Governor Felix Camacho received the news today that 350 acres of land behind the former FAA housing will be returned back to the people of Guam.
"I think it's in consideration of the fact that when you look at the whole typical area of where they're going to build. Maybe there's a realization that these lands that were deemed to be excess years ago with the promise that they were being returned are being lived up to those promises are met and they're returning it to the government, " Camacho explained.
The Governor calls this a strategic move on the military's part. We should note the excess land is not included in the DEIS, although the DOD did express interest in utilizing some of the former FAA housing area.