*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *
*September 23, 2010; Guam*- With the release of the DoD’s Record of
Decision, it has become evident that the Department of Defense will continue
to disregard concerns voiced by the people of Guam. Guam’s local residents will be the demographic most severely impacted by plans to increase the US military’s presence within the region through one of the largest peacetime military relocations in modern history. We Are Guahan will be hosting a rally on Oct. 1 to unite the community in response.
The island participated actively within the NEPA process, with over 10,000 comments submitted in response to the Draft EIS from the community and Government of Guam agencies. Despite the outpouring of community involvement, the Final EIS failed to incorporate many of the island’s concerns into their final plans.
Guam’s community and local leaders presented a united front in opposition to the condemnation of land and the taking of more sites co…