Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: [Philmont] RBTI Meeting
[Philmont] RBTI Meeting
Thu, 15 Apr 1999 17:42:59 -0400
Some of you may not be aware that the Air Force is trying to establish a =
low level bomber training route that will directly over fly Philmont at v=
low levels. The folling is a report from Mark Griffin, Director of Philmo=
PTC, of a public hearing of this Air Force proposal held this past Tuesda=
night at Angel Fire.
YIS, Olan Watkins
=46rom Mark Griffin at Philmont.
Sb: [Philmont] RBTI Meeting
It is snowing at Philmont. Hopefully we will get enough to make an impac=
t on =
the fire danger.
I couldn't post a message about the RBTI yesterday because our server was=
down. Hopefully this will get out today.
The meeting in Angel Fire went very well. All but one of the speakers (a=
30 of the 150 in attendance) was opposed to the route that went over =
(The one had blind allegiance to the Air Force.) Many mentioned Philmont=
way that would have made you all proud. One lady talked about her son co=
to Philmont as a young man from the northeast and that it was his first =
wilderness experience - that would have been ruined by jets flying over a=
David Vacker, the General Manager of Vermejo Park (Ted Turner's land) was=
there and voiced their opposition and said that the plan was ill-conceive=
and that they would fight it vigorously.
Obviously there was no reaction from the Air Force, everything was record=
for the record. I understand the meeting in Taos last night was attended=
over 500 people who were almost violent in their opposition to the route.=
The deadline for input to the Environment Impact Statement (EIS) is June =
Please encourage people to write to whomever they can before that date.
The EIS did not consider seasonal populations.
It does not even mention the Carson National Forest nor the Barker Wildli=
It did not mention the petroglyhs or Philmont's sites on the National =
Register of Historic Places.
It says that our area is currently a flight corridor so there is no =
impact. I believe that flying over at 30,000 feet is significantly diffe=
than 400 feet.
It said that our area's normal sound level is 45db?????? (That must be f=
the snoring in the summer.) And the residents would get used to the noise=
to 117db) after time - What about you guys that are only here for 12 days=
living in a tent?
Other than that, it is generally inaccurate about everything else too.
From: "Mark Griffin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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