Posts Categorized: Hawai’i

Depleted Uranium Meetings planned in Hawai’i

PRESS RELEASE Contact person: Ms. Cory Harden Sierra Club, Moku Loa group PO Box 1137 Hilo, Hawaii 96721 808-968-8965 Immediate Release DEPLETED URANIUM MEETINGS PLANNED FEDERAL ACTIONS QUESTIONED May 14, 2009, Hilo, Hawai’i As the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans meetings in Hawai’i on a depleted uranium (DU) license for the Army, DU… Read more »

Good Friday: Modern Day Crucifixion — Launching the Drone Wars from Hawaii to Pakistan

GOOD FRIDAY Modern Day Crucifixion — Launching the Drone Wars from Hawaii to Pakistan Today is Good Friday in the Christian calendar, the day Jesus was executed by the Roman Empire for the crime of sedition (stirring up the people) in occupied Palestine. One’s standpoint determines one’s viewpoint. From Jesus’ standpoint, and all those nailed… Read more »

Military ignored conditions set by state regulators on undersea warfare exercises

The Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) established a regulatory regime to create more consistency in regulating coastal resources, by delegating certain regulatory powers to approved state CZM agencies. This means that on matters of Coastal Zone Management, the federal government should be in accordance with the regulatory guidelines set by the Hawai’i CZM agency. However,… Read more »

UH makes moves to seize control of Mauna Kea

The University of Hawai’i (UH) is responsible for the illegal, haphazard and destructive overdevelopment of Mauna Kea, one of the most sacred sites for Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians).  But UH has always been the tenant of the mountain, which gave some degree of independent oversight by a separate state agency.  Kanaka Maoli have successfully fought… Read more »

Pohakuloa Depleted Uranium studies “fall far short”

The Sierra Club Moku Loa chapter has been doing excellent work bird dogging the Army over its handling of the DU contamination at Pohakuloa.   Cory Harden posted the following letter and attached review of the Army’s studies by an independent scietist. “I am particularly concerned that what is proposed by the U.S. Army for future… Read more »

Action Alert from KAHEA to Protect Mauna Kea!

Please take action to Protect Mauna Kea! Your help is needed right now. Lobbyists for the University of Hawaii, backed by powerful foreign telescope-developers, are pushing hard to take control of Mauna Kea’s public trust resources and override the conservation laws currently barring further development on our sacred summits. If successful, they will use this… Read more »

Thousands march to protest U.S. Occupation of Hawai’i and the Sale of Stolen Land

On the 116th anniversary of the U.S. invasion and overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, thousands of Kanaka Maoli and allies marched through Waikiki and held a rally to protest the continuing U.S. occupation and to resist the state’s attempts to sell the stolen Crown and Government lands of the Hawaiian Kingdom.  From From Top to… Read more »

Army continues to bomb Pohakuloa despite Council moratorium PTA live fire continues despite council DU results pending by Jim Quirk West Hawaii Today Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:01 AM HST HILO — Testing on depleted uranium levels at Pohakuloa Training Area is completed, and although the results will be unavailable until spring, the U.S. Army continues live fire exercises at PTA…. Read more »

Saddle Road Realignment: Another military highway

SADDLE: BIG ISLE ROAD CONNECTION Officials hail island link for Hilo and West Hawaii By Rod Thompson POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 12, 2008 HILO » Federal, state and county officials opened a rebuilt, widened, 9-mile stretch of the 49-mile Saddle Road between Hilo and West Hawaii yesterday, part of a two-decade-long process of unifying… Read more »

Monitoring Depleted Uranium

Note: This is an old article, but it is still relevant. The Army is refusing to clean up the DU contamination in Schofield Barracks. Monitoring depleted uranium Protecting the public against exposure By Kristine Kubat Wednesday, February 28, 2007 9:10 AM HST While weapons made with depleted uranium can penetrate any substance known to man,… Read more »