Va. USCG Station to Remain Open Year-Round Following Outcry

Va. USCG Station to Remain Open Year-Round Following Outcry
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U. S. Rep. Congressman Rob Wittman (R, 1st District) announced this week that the United States Coast Guard (USCG) will continue to operate Coast Guard Station Milford Haven year-round, reversing a plan to suspend operations during the “off-season” winter months and operating it on a six month seasonal schedule.

Wittman hosted a public hearing in Aug., requesting the Coast Guard to extend the public comment period, as Bay Bulletin reported. As a result of that meeting, USCG extended the comment period from Aug. 3 to Sept. 22 and delayed the final decision.

“This is fantastic, long-awaited news,” said Wittman in a news release this week. “Communities along the Chesapeake Bay successfully joined together to communicate the importance Station Milford Haven has to middle Chesapeake Bay residents.

“Following the public hearing, USCG recognized Station Milford Haven’s importance to the community. In response, they extended the public comment period, a measure usually reserved…

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