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May 5, 2010

Pacific News Center

Rear Admiral Bushong Supports Bottle Bill

Guam - After discussing the merits and necessity of Bill 149 with the Commander of Joint Region Marianas, Rear Admiral Paul Bushong, Senator Muña Barnes walked away from the discussion with the Rear Admiral’s commitment to fully support and implement the Guam Beverage Container Recycling Act of 2010 on all military installations in Guam.  In their conversation, Rear Admiral Bushong stated that if the legislature passes the bill into law, the military will have to follow the law.

This is a significant achievement given that the Senator has been attempting to implement a bottle bill since 2003 and this is the first declaration of full support to come from military brass.  Senator Muña Barnes has been working fervently to stimulate progress with the Bottle Bill.  In addition to her discussion with Rear Admiral Bushong, Senator Muña Barnes has met with representatives from US EPA to further validate the viability of the bottle bill deposit program as written.  Senator Muña Barnes, with the support of the military and US EPA, will use this collaboration to promote the ideal “One Guam, Green Guam,” advocated by President Obama.

Bill 149 was introduced by Senator Muña Barnes on June 12, 2009 and is currently in Senator Rory Respicio’s committee on Natural Resources.

After discussing the merits and necessity of Bill 149 with the Commander of Joint Region Marianas, Rear Admiral Paul Bushong, Senator Muña Barnes walked away from the discussion with the Rear Admiral’s commitment to fully support and implement the Guam Beverage Container Recycling Act of 2010 on all military installations in Guam.  In their conversation, Rear Admiral Bushong stated that if the legislature passes the bill into law, the military will have to follow the law.

This is a significant achievement given that the Senator has been attempting to implement a bottle bill since 2003 and this is the first declaration of full support to come from military brass.  Senator Muña Barnes has been working fervently to stimulate progress with the Bottle Bill.  In addition to her discussion with Rear Admiral Bushong, Senator Muña Barnes has met with representatives from US EPA to further validate the viability of the bottle bill deposit program as written.  Senator Muña Barnes, with the support of the military and US EPA, will use this collaboration to promote the ideal “One Guam, Green Guam,” advocated by President Obama.

Bill 149 was introduced by Senator Muña Barnes on June 12, 2009 and is currently in Senator Rory Respicio’s committee on Natural Resources.

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