The new federal anti-terrorism training facility is back on the table for Jefferson County. The facility was soundly rejected by Eastern Shore residents due to noise and environmental concerns and the feds have pulled out and are reportedly reconsidering previous alternatives.
One of the previous alternatives considered is a site south of Charles Town, however that site was rejected in favor of the Eastern Shore location because PATH is proposed to cross the property which was under consideration for the facility. The feds don't want a site with a transmission line, which will interfere with their operations. PATH is still supposed to cross the property, so what happens now? Will Jefferson County lose out on this opportunity again because of PATH, or will they simply re-route the project around the new site and put it in someone else's backyard?
Just another reason why Jefferson County needs to stand strong together against PATH.