Speaker Tina Muna Barnes invited a delegation of officers from Joint Region Marianas and the Marine Corps Activity Guam office to the legislature this morning to provide an update on the buildup for Guam lawmakers. Only three other senators besides the Speaker attended.
Among the speakers was UOG graduate Albert Borja, who is the Environmental Director for Marine Corps Activity Guam office.
Borja spoke about what he and other Guamanians working for the Marine Corps office are doing to protect cultural and environmental resources.
“We’re focusing on responsible stewardship for the win-win solution for the Guam buildup. We understand that there has to be a responsible buildup and it must benefit the local community,” Borja said.
“And with the unique capabilities of a Guam-based environmental staff, I think we’re well-positioned to deliver that,” he added.
The four senators who attended this morning’s briefing were Speaker Tina Muna Barnes, who chairs the buildup committee, and senators Wil Castro, James Moylan, and Regine Biscoe Lee.