Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, has asked the National Park Service to evaluate the former military on Mare Island in Vallejo for suitability as a park.
Miller acted upon the request of Vallejo Mayor Osby Davis.
“Even for those of us who have spent our entire lives in the Bay Area, there is always more we can learn about the importance of places like Port Chicago and Mare Island,” Miller said in a prepared statement. “By making these places national parks, we’re helping preserve them for the next generation so they can better understand our past.”
Miller also helped designate as national park sites Port Chicago, Rosie the Riveter / World War II Home Front memorial in Richmond and the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez.
In other congressional news out of Miller’s office this week:
As chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, Miller demanded today that BP immediately evaluate clean-up workers’ exposure to hazardous chemicals and working conditions from federal occupational health and safety scientists. (Click here to read the full release.)
Miller held a press conference Thursday with lawmakers, daytime host, author and child nutrition advocate Rachael Ray and anti-hunger and child nutrition advocates to unveil the details of The “Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act.” (Click here to read the full release.)