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For Immediate Release: Commissioners Urge EMC to Reject Army National Guard Multi-Machine Gun Range

Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners Urge Environmental Management Commission to Reject Army National Guard Proposal for Multi-Machine Gun Range

September 15, 2021 (Barnstable, MA)-Today the Barnstable County Commissioners sent a letter to the Environmental Management Commission urging it to reject the Massachusetts Army National Guard’s proposal to construct a Machine Gun Range within the Upper Cape Water Supply Reserve. The full text of the Commissioners’ letter to the EMC is available at

The law firm of McGregor & Legere, representing the Barnstable County Commissioners, provided a thorough legal analysis of the proposed multi-purpose machine gun range stating,“the proposed project fails to satisfy numerous requirements under state law and applicable Environmental Performance Standards”. The full text of the letter from McGregor & Legere is available at

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