The rationale for rejecting Homestead Air Force Base as the site for a new commercial airport was both forceful and unambiguous. "Special circumstances exist regarding the Homestead property," the U.S. Air Force concluded. "It is proximate to and located between two national parks. The parks are under assault from urbanization and other pressures. There is a huge national and state investment being made in protecting and restoring the South Florida ecosystem. These circumstances heighten the stakes for making sound environmental decisions related to Homestead and tip the balance in favor of the parks where it is possible to do so without abandoning other... More >>>