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JGPO briefing White House council

by Nick Delgado

Guam - The Joint Guam Program Office and the U.S. Marine Corps is briefing the White House Council on Environmental Quality about the proposed sites that the Marines may use for training and firing ranges in the nation's capital. JGPO Spokesperson Major Neil Ruggerio says the briefing came at the request of the CEQ.

He adds that they will not be giving officials in DC. A first-hand look at the final environmental impact statement and that they will only being discussing how they selected sites such as the Marbo area along Route 15.  "What they want to know is the site selection criteria that was used in coming up with the proposed preferred alternatives for training ranges for the marines when they get here," he said.

In the meantime, Rugerrio says the release of the final EIS is still slated for late-July.

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