U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole says the new slate of proposed sites for a jet practice landing field in eastern North Carolina is good news.
Dole says it's a positive step. But she says the new list won't help unless the Navy and state officials can cooperate.
The Republican says the site needs to be comfortable and backed by the people of North Carolina.
The state presented six potential locations for the so-called outlying landing field earlier this week. Navy leaders say it's needed to help F/A-18 Super Hornet jet pilots simulate night carrier landings.
The Navy pushed hard for three years to build the site in Washington and Beaufort counties, but residents opposed it.