Posts Categorized: Hawai’i

RIMPAC Protest and Invasive ‘Lily-Pads’

Today Malu Aina organized a demonstration at Pohakuloa against the RIMPAC military exercises. Jim Albertini reports: Our group of about thirty set up along Saddle Rd. opposite the main gate and represented all parts of the island.  We had people from Hilo, Kona, Waimea and and even Na’alehu, that included old time Kaho’olawe “Stop the… Read more »

Depleted Uranium at Schofield and Pohakuloa – Army chafes at NRC regulations

In 2005, DMZ-Hawaiʻi / Aloha ʻAina first exposed the fact that, despite Army assurances that depleted uranium was not used in Hawaiʻi, in fact, depleted uranium (DU) had been found at Schofield Barracks on Oʻahu. Since then, the Army has tried to dismiss the problem. In order to not run afoul of nuclear regulatory laws,… Read more »

Fire in Kahuku Training Area, burning shorts and RIMPAC aircraft assault Pohakuloa

KHON reported that there was a brush fire in the Kahuku Training Area this afternoon: The Honolulu Fire Department reported that the Kahuku Training Area fire is contained. All firefighting operations were concluded by 5:45 p.m. Army Range Control personnel will monitor the fire area overnight. The Honolulu Fire Department reports that the Kahuku Training… Read more »

Two news stories on recent Makua court ruling

Here are two articles citing the recent court ruling that enjoins the Army from conducting live fire training in Makua until it has completed marine environmental impact studies as required by a 2001 settlement with Malama Makua.   The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported “Army must conduct more studies on live-fire training at Makua” (June 21, 2012)…. Read more »

Osprey crashes, Japanese city rejects Osprey, and Marines want to bring Osprey to Hawai’i?

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported that”Marines’ copter plan raises fear of noise” (June 12, 2012): The public has nearly a month to weigh in on Marine Corps plans to station MV-22 tiltrotor Osprey and H-1 Cobra and Huey attack-utility helicopter squadrons at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, but any community opposition likely will boil down to… Read more »

EPA: Pohakuloa Training Area among the top 10 polluters in Hawai’i

The Hawaii Tribune Herald reported that the Pohakuloa Training Area made the EPA’s top 10 polluters list for Hawai’i in 2010: A Hilo power plant and the Army’s Pohakuloa Training Area made the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s newly released list of the state’s top 10 industrial polluters for 2010. […] The Army’s training area and… Read more »

Send in the Choppers?

Here’s a report from recent hearings for proposed Marine Corps helicopter expansion plans that were held on Hawai’i island: Send in the Choppers? Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 Marines unveil EIS for more helicopters here. By Alan D. McNarie The Marines were back in town last week, holding meetings in Waimea and Hilo to get… Read more »

Japanese military official fired for comparing base construction to ‘rape’ as Yanbaru forest comes under new attack

Ten Thousand Things blog just published an excellent update on the firing of a Japan Defense Ministry representative who compared the U.S. military construction in Okinawa to “rape.”  There is good background information links on the page for the tense situation in Takae, a forest area in northern Okinawa threatened with expansion of helicopter landing… Read more »

Hawai’i island residents blast Army expansion at Pohakuloa

The Hawaii Tribune Herald reports that more than fifty people turned out to testify against the Army’s proposed expansion of training facilities at Pohakuloa. “We don’t want any further militarization of our island,” Bunny Smith said. According the Hawaii Tribune Herald, The next step is to come up with the (cost) numbers to construct,” Egami… Read more »

Military expansion in Pohakuloa hearings on Hawaiʻi Island

Mahalo to Jim Albertini of Malu ʻAina: Two Important Meetings Coming Up! Published by jalbertini on November 2nd, 2011 in Hawaii Independence, Military, Public Events, Radiation, Social Justice, Take Action!. FYI  Important meetings coming up: #1.  DLNR & Senate people #2.  EIS Pohakuloa expansion .  See below for details Opportunity to talk about need for… Read more »