by Nick Delgado
Guam - Chairperson of the Legislative Committee on the Military Buildup, Senator Judith Guthertz welcomed the new commander of Joint Region Marianas, Rear Admiral Paul Bushong, with a crash course on the expansion of troops locally. Guthertz sent a letter to the new commander, which includes ten different documents containing comments on the Joint Guam Program Office's Draft Environmental Impact Statement, along with a couple of legislative resolutions expressing strong opposition to land condemnation for the buildup.
Senator Guthertz also included her proposal that scraps plans for a new carrier berth in Apra Harbor, sparing an estimated 71 acres of live coral that the Navy wants to dredge for its project.
"This buildup has been mismanaged by the Federal Government from the start," Senator Guthertz warned Admiral Bushong. "The White House has to step in and