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The Department of Defense spends more than three million dollars to protect the animals around Fort Lewis in Washington.
At the same time it's forcing hundreds of thousands of workers -- US military bases to take unpaid time off due to budget cuts.
As you can imagine some of those workers are questioning how the Defense Department is spending taxpayer cash Dan Springer reports.
You decide it is live for us for a -- Port Louis tonight -- And Harris is not just the money spent at this base in -- his state over the last ten years.
The Defense Department -- spent nearly 400 million dollars helping critters the latest is the moves on the pocket go for take a look.
This will look slight and it's not even -- federally is being threatened biologist couldn't tell us how many are left or how they differ from -- for species around the country that are thriving.
Still the DOD is buying land around the base because it's still for habitat.
Some of the furloughed humans aren't happy about it.
It really makes me mad that they're.
I mean I'm all for saving animals -- an animal over.
But what possibly going to be -- 101000 civilian employees here at joint base Lewis McWhorter among 650000.
Being furloughed one day a week.
For eleven weeks at two point 8% pay cut over that time.
A Defense Department spokesman says the environmental grants are small and have added -- had the added benefit of providing a buffer around bases which -- conflict with neighbors over trainee but green groups say it's the money that's critical.
-- kind of defense isn't really important partner in this process.
And intends us to -- a funding and providing the land and providing a solaris.
For a lot of these species.
Overall military has purchased 264000.
Acres that -- -- in 24 states -- Dan thank you.
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