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Noise Is Damaging to Health

This is an in-depth study demonstrating lasting health problems from exposure to high levels of noise.


LATA Update

All the military bases in New Mexico are growing while community programs disappear.

Both Kirtland and Cannon Air Force bases are expanding training exercises over northern New Mexico. Read more

Air Force Low Altitude Training Area (LATA) Proposal

The US Airforce proposes to fly the CV-22 Osprey and the C-130 airplanes at altitudes of 300 feet above ground level.

They will fly at night and at speeds up to 350 MPH. These maneuvers include in-flight refueling. There will be three flights per night over the mountains and valleys of a 60,700 square mile area of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Read more

Military Maneuvers in Cibola National Forest Near Magdalena, NM

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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

(Pub. L. 91-190, 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347, January 1, 1970, as amended by Pub. L. 94-52, July 3, 1975, Pub. L. 94-83, August 9, 1975, and Pub. L. 97-258, § 4(b), Sept. 13, 1982)

An Act to establish a national policy for the environment, to provide for the establishment of a Council on Environmental Quality, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the “National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.” Read more

US DOD is the Worst Polluter on the Planet

The US military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet, yet this information and accompanying documentation goes almost entirely unreported. In spite of the evidence, the environmental impact of the US military goes largely unaddressed by environmental organizations and was not the focus of any discussions or proposed restrictions at the recent UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. This impact includes uninhibited use of fossil fuels, massive creation of greenhouse gases, and extensive release of radioactive and chemical contaminants into the air, water, and soil. Read more

Why We Oppose LATA


Complete GAO Assessment of V-22 Osprey Costs

Since the 1980s, the V-22, developed to transport combat troops, supplies, and equipment for the U.S. Marine Corps and to support other services’ operations, has experienced several fatal crashes, demonstrated various deficiencies, and faced virtual cancellation–much of which it has overcome.050-SEPROAUTH-02
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Synopsis of V-22 Osprey Costs Data

Note: The following are from the GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE, Testimony to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, June 23, 2009, GAO-09-692T. Read more