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Guthertz: firing range issue goes deeper

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - Guam Military Buildup Committee Chairperson Judi Guthertz says the issue with the locating of a firing range is a lot more complicated than it seems. Guthertz says Governor Eddie Calvo needs to look at the land in question, which already has been promised to separate groups on Guam who lost land to the military in the past.

She says the money from a lease to the Department of Defense will not benefit all the people of Guam. In addition, she says the lawsuits and legal restrictions will make such leases difficult or impossible to negotiate.

As for additional property the military would like to seek for the firing range, she says the Chamorro Land Trust Commission has jurisdiction of over three lots in the Route 15 area, so any lease arrangements with the military would benefit the beneficiaries of the trust.

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