Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that his legislation providing a plan to restore land on Mare Island that the U.S. Navy previously used as a firing range passed as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. Thompson’s legislation requires the Navy to fill depressions left in the earth and provide for environmental mitigation, offering a chance for the area to be open for further economic development for the city of Vallejo.
“For too long, the former Mare Island firing range was a blight on our region, standing in the way of further economic success. This legislation provides a path forward, requiring the Navy to take action that both offers a successful transfer to the city and mitigates environmental concerns,” said Thompson. “This is a huge win for the city of Vallejo and our entire region, allowing for further economic success on Mare Island. Thank you to all the local leaders and city officials who stuck with this to ensure the success of this legislation.”