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Marine base expansion in Joshua Tree faces opposition

by Steven Cuevas, California Report | Take Two®

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Marines conduct a patrol through the military operations in urban terrain facility at the Marine Corps Base 29 Palms, CA, on May 30, 2011.

The Mojave Desert communities around Joshua Tree tend to be among the most pro-military in the state. Twenty-nine Palms, after all, is home to the world's largest US Marine base. 

But, a controversial proposal that would expand the base by tens of thousands of acres is drawing fire from an army of opponents. 

Steven Cuevas from The California Report has more. 

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