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Cape Cod National Guard Base Gets Federal Approval To Build Machine Gun Range

May 7, 2021

A machine gun range at Joint Base Cape Cod is a step closer to happening. The base received approval from the federal government to clear 170 acres of forest so base officials can build a machine gun range.

The National Guard Bureau, the agency in charge of making the decision, told The Associated Press that there won’t be much of an environmental impact if the military builds the range.

“I have concluded that implementation of the proposed action would not have a significant impact on the quality of the human or natural environment,” Colonel Anthony Hammett of the National Guard Bureau told The Associated Press.

The Massachusetts Environmental Management Commission will also look at the proposal.

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