A local environmental group is calling on Governor Healey to explore the possibility of getting rid of Joint Base Cape Cod.
In a letter sent to Healey, the head of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod says the current pause by the U.S. military on intelligence work at the base amid the Jack Teixeira scandal is a good time to re-evaluate its place in the region.
Andrew Gottlieb added that part of the installation's 22-thousand acres of land could be used to ease the housing crisis while the rest could be conserved.
He also urged the governor to deny JBCC state money in its quest to build a machine gun range on base.
The Governor has not commented.
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