Why are they doing this? According to Section of the Environmental Impact Statement, "The purpose for the proposed action is to:
achieve and maintain fleet readiness using the HRC to support and conduct current, emerging, and future training events and RDT&E training and testing events; (2) expand warfare missions [Note: anti-war activists beware!] supported by the HRC, consistent with the requirements of the FRTP and other transformation initiatives; and (3) upgrade/modernize existing range capabilities to enhance and ensure the sustainability of Navy training and testing. The Proposed Action is needed to provide combat capable forces ready to deploy worldwide"...
For those wondering about radioactivity? I found mention of the words "radioactive materials" four times within Volume 3. One gets the feeling that, as usual, in its military "test" sites, Uncle Sam's not planning on just shooting blanks!
The adverse impact on whales, other marine wildlife, the air, and ocean is unfathomable. I will allow you to imagine what effects these weapons will have upon the environment and wildlife, and also, sadly, upon the health of the Hawaiian people.
Can we do this? Or better put, how can we NOT do this? Can we stop the US military from further ruining the waters and marine wildlife around
America's Hawaiian Paradise? Admittedly, it's a long shot. But isn't saving Hawaii and the Pacific Ocean worth a try?
To submit a public comment online by September 17:
Entire Environmental Impact Statement:
Executive Summary of Environmental Impact Statement:
A good article with a description of some of the actions:
TGI Articles #12 Navy Plans
Media article: "No aloha for sonar plan found at Maui hearing"
By HARRY EAGAR, Staff Writer
Thank you for taking just 5 minutes to write a short note stating that you do not support any military expansion in the Hawaii Range Complex, that you reject both Alternatives 1 and 2, and that you insist instead that our government protects and defends Hawaii (its land, its ocean, its wildlife, and its people) from further harm and degradation.
Mahalo, as the Hawaiian Islanders say! Thanks!