CNMI given more time on impact statement

1:56 pm on 14 August 2015

The United States military has given the Northern Marianas Government more time to consider a draft environmental impact statement on its proposal for training in the CNMI.

The U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific executive director Craig Whelden has set the new deadline at October 1st, saying it is in consideration of the difficulties caused to the people of the CNMI by Typhoon Soudelor.

This is the second extension granted by the U.S. Department of Defense - the initial deferral came after the network blackout caused when the fibre optic cable between Saipan and Tinian was severed last month.

Pagan, Northern Marianas Islands, CNMI

Pagan, Northern Marianas Islands Photo: Wikipedia

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