Senate Drops Fallon Plan
Change Would Have Affected OHVs
ASenate subcommittee has dropped a plan for a massive expansion of Naval Air Station Fallon and the Nevada Test and Training Range outside Nellis Air Force Base.
Naval Air Station Fallon applied to close to the public nearly 770,000 acres in five rural Nevada counties. Off-roaders, Native American groups and conservationists opposed the plan.
Navy officials argued they need the added land because training in modern, high-speed aircraft requires much more space.
While the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2020-2021 leaves out the range expansion, the House Armed Services Committee has not presented its version.