Democrat U.S. Senator Kay Hagan heard concerns about an outlying landing field as she visited Camden County Wednesday.
Opponents of an OLF cheered the National Defense Authorization Act signed into law last week which includes an amendment authored by Hagan and Republican counterpart Richard Burr, effectively halting immediate construction by the Navy.
Hagan says, "They will have to report what other landing fields that they could be currently utilizing--and this is before any money can be spent on an OLF in North Carolina."
Most residents in counties that could be impacted by an OLF, Camden, Currituck and Gates, have complaints that range from noise and habitat infringement--to lack of economic benefit.