Thursday, January 27, 2011
the Navy suspended its plans to build an outlying landing field until 2014 for Navy fighter pilots, in North Carolina and Virginia.
Friends of Pocosin Lakes
National Wildlife Refuge
A non-profit organization Friends of Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was organized in 2008.
The mission of the Friends of Pocosin Lakes (NWR) is to help protect the natural treasures of the Pocosin Lakes (NWR) by promoting informed public awareness of the refuge and its importance to all of us and future generations, raising funds and providing willing hands for various needed projects, and being a friend to the refuge in a variety of ways.
The "Friends" organization invites you to help support this globally significant wildlife refuge and nature preservation which is located on the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula, please visit www.pocosinlakesfriends.org. or write to:
Friends of Pocosin Lakes NWR
P. O. Box 222
Columbia NC 27925
Citizens Against OLF is a local, grassroots, nonpartisan organization dedicated to stopping the Navy from building an OLF in northeastern North Carolina. http://www.citizensagainstolf.com/
Watch the videos
Lay of the land: Battling the Jets
Greensboro News & Record, Sunday, July 8, 2007
sports columnist Ed Hardin and photographer Joseph Rodriguez
View the Video
No-OLF 10 minute version of Documentary
An inside look at some of the issues surrounding the controversy over the Navy's proposed outlying landing field (OLF) in Washington/Beaufort Counties.
January 22, 2008: Navy abandon plans for site c
No OLF for Washington County
The Navy announced today it is abandoning its plans to build an Outlying Landing Field in Washington and Beaufort counties in North Carolina.
The Navy also announced that it is abandoning four other North Carolina sites previously under consideration in Craven, Bertie, Hyde and Perquimans counties. Instead, the Navy will consider two new sites in North Carolina -- Sandbanks in Gates County and Hales Lake in Camden/Currituck counties -- and three in Virginia - Cabin Point, Mason, and Dory.
NAVY STATEMENT REGARDING SECNAV OLF ANNOUNCEMENT JANUARY 22, 2008
Click the link below to view the Navy's OLF Siting Study Maps and additional information.
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 became Public Law No: 110-181
Signed by President on January 28, 2008
DIVISION B--MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AUTHORIZATIONS
SEC. 2207. REPEAL OF AUTHORIZATION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NAVY OUTLYING LANDING FIELD, WASHINGTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.
a) Repeal of Authorization- The table in section 2201(a) of the Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (division B of Public Law 108-136; 117 Stat. 1704) is amended by striking the item relating to Navy Outlying Landing Field, Washington County, North Carolina, as added by section 2205(a) of the Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (division B of Public Law 109-364; 120 Stat. 2452).
(b) Repeal of Incremental Funding Authority- Section 2204(b) of that Act (117 Stat. 1706) is amended by striking paragraph (6).
(c) Effect of Repeal- The amendments made by this section do not affect the expenditure of funds obligated, before the effective date of this title, for the construction of the Navy Outlying Landing Field, Washington County, North Carolina, or the acquisition of real property to facilitate such construction.
January 16, 2008
Press Release from Congressman Butterfield
"The House again approved the FY 2008 National Defense Authorization Bill, taking the first step toward overriding President Bushâ??s veto. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill next week."
President Bush vetoes defense bill - legislation includes provision eliminating funding for an olf site
- Washington daily news - Dec. 29, 2007
View the Article on the NoOLF site
"President Bush used a pocket veto to shelve the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a section that eliminates funding for the Navyâ??s proposed outlying landing field in Washington County."
Appropriations bill became Public Law No: 110 - 161
signed by the President on December 26, 2008
DIVISION I--MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2008
TITLE I DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
SEC. 128. None of the funds in this title shall be used for any activity related to the construction of an Outlying Landing Field in Washington County, North Carolina.
OLF Appears Dead In Washington County
U.S. senate passes defense authoriation bill for 2008
- Washington, D.C. â?? December 14, 2007
HOUSE AXES WASHINGTON COUNTY OLF SITE
WASHINGTON, D.C. - DECEMBER 12, 2007
U. S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSES DEFENSE AUTHORIATION BILL FOR 2008
In approving the annual defense authorization bill, the House of Representatives closed the door on the Navy's proposed outlying landing field in Washington County, U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield wrote in a news release.
The following is the language contained in the Defense Authorization from Division B; Title XXII-Navy; page 1219.
Repeal of authorization for construction of Navy outlying landing field, Washington County, North Carolina (Sec. 2207) The House bill contained a provision (sec. 2205) that would amend section 2201(a) of the Military Construction Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2004 (Public Law 108-136), as amended, and section 2201(a) of the Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal year 2005 (Public Law 108-375), as amended, to repeal the authority for construction of an outlying landing field at Washington County, North Carolina.
Press Release - December 4, 2007
DOLE, BURR AND EASLEY TO NAVY: OLF MUST HAVE LOCAL SUPPORT
Senators and Governor press Navy to address economic benefits issue.
December 4th, 2007 - Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr and North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley today wrote to Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter to reiterate their position that the general support of the local population is essential for locating an outlying landing field in North Carolina, and to press the Navy to identify potential economic benefits to affected communities.
"The Washington County site is universally opposed and should not be considered as a viable option," wrote Dole, Burr and Easley to Winter. "In addition, residents in Gates and Camden Counties have been unequivocal, especially given the burden to economic benefit ratio, in their opposition to an OLF. We take the position that if an outlying landing field were to be located in North Carolina, the Navy must work more effectively to secure the general support of the local population, and we see little purpose in your pending announcement of a narrowed list unless the issue of economic benefits for the affected communities is squarely addressed."
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