Pitchforks and torches... I'm starting to stockpile them.
The community was told 3 years ago, that archaeological resources (Arch Sites) were exempt from the clean up. I've been asking, to no avail, for clarification on the ambiguous wording in the clean up agreements.
Wednesday night I finally started getting answers. Turns out the only thing that's protected is the Burro Flats Cave. Everything else... haul it away... after data recovery, of course.
The test stands... gone. NASA proposes saving one, but the screaming voices don't care, they want it all stripped. Dig baby, dig... everything's gotta go. Which test stand? I hear the locust in the distance....
The National Park Service wants properties that have National Significance. If you pull down the historical structures, then dig up the archaeological resources, you have destroyed the significance. They don't want a piece of swiss cheese. They'll walk away from the table!
So, who benefits from all this? The people who told lies 3 years ago? The politicians who support them? The special interests from out of the area who have a larger political agenda?
The people who won't benefit are the local residents.
Things have to change...
(My opinions are my own, I'm not speaking for the SSMPA or the CAG. They'll have something to say later, I'm sure.)
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