The Following Is a Statement From Governor Kathleen Sebelius Regarding Legal Action by the State of Texas Concerning the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF)

Statement

By:  Kathleen Sebelius
Date: April 22, 2009
Location: Unknown


The Following Is a Statement From Governor Kathleen Sebelius Regarding Legal Action by the State of Texas Concerning the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF):

"The three-year process to select an NBAF site was thorough, free of politics and fair. Kansas played by the rules, and was chosen solely on its merits. Kansas is recognized around the globe for its animal health research expertise, state-of-the-art research and industry infrastructure, and deep agricultural heritage.

"Kansas presented a credible pathway to jumpstart the NBAF's critical research mission and committed funding to do so. The Department of Homeland Security deserves commendation, not litigation, for their appropriately comprehensive, fair and unbiased selection process.
"I am deeply concerned that legal action will only delay the NBAF mission, placing our national security and food supply at risk."