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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

JLUS Panel Mulls Options to Protect Cannon AFB

  • March 3, 2011
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A committee evaluating ways to reduce potential conflicts between Cannon Air Force Base and the surrounding community of eastern New Mexico approved Wednesday sending the recommendations of a joint land use study (JLUS) to the Roosevelt and Curry County commissions. One of the most contentious concerns was how to regulate the construction of structures taller than 200 feet, such as a wind turbine. The panel recommended the counties require developers to notify them of such projects so they can alert Cannon officials, reported CNJonline. The Air Force would not be able to stop a project from going ahead, but it could require the builder to add marking or lighting, the paper said.

The two counties, the cities of Portales and Clovis, and the Air Force worked on the study. For more information, visit the JLUS website.

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