Thursday, February 18, 2010

Guam News - Feb. 18

+ DOT denies Guam Port $49M in funding
Plans to modernize the Port Authority of Guam were grounded today after the U.S. Department of Transportation chose not to award the agency $49 million they were seeking in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant money.

+ Mainland senator has close ties to Guam
Virginia senator Jim Webb is on island speaking with government officials about the military buildup.

+ DEIS public comment period now closed
Residents had until 3 o'clock today to submit their final comments for the 11,000-page Draft Environmental Impact Statement via the Internet.

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