by Mindy Aguon
Guam - The Department of the Navy intends to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement on the proposed live firing range complex on Guam. Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo reacted to the Navy's decision today, saying, "The Navy is taking a prudent step in preparing a supplemental environmental impact statement to better address the ongoing concerns in our community regarding the preferred location for the firing range."
The congresswoman says she will continue to urge the navy to consider alternative locations. The Guam Preservation Trust, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and We Are Guahan filed suit against the Department of the Navy for failing to adhere to the National Environmental Policy Act when determining that Pagat was the preferred site location for a live fire training range.
Bordallo also committed to working with the Navy and local leaders to ensure this process is open and transparent and includes community input.