Illinois Congressman Mike Bost (R-12th) is asking for a delay in the final decision on placement of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Earlier this spring the government announced it had chosen a site in North St. Louis, but Bost contends that choice was based on inaccurate data.
There was a big bi-partisan push by Illinois concerns to lure the site to the Scott Air Force Base area. Bost says he has submitted a letter to the Engineer Inspector General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asking for an independent investigation into the site selection process.
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He says more than 1,000 letters have been submitted for public comment, expressing concern about the decision. The final site selection is due to be made by June 2nd.