Posts Categorized: Hawai’i

A partial win for Makua, but struggle far from over

Yesterday, the Army announced that it will end live fire training in Makua valley. This is a win for those who have struggled for many years to save Makua from the destructive and contaminating activities of the U.S. military. The Honolulu Star Advertiser ran a story and so did the Associated Press. However, it is… Read more »

Hawaii key in U.S. plans for Pacific region

As the Honolulu Star Advertiser reports, despite the Pentagon’s announced budget cuts of $78 billion, the message from the 10th annual Hawaii military partnership conference is that “Hawaii is of extreme strategic importance” to the United States because of our location in the critically important Asia Pacific region and because of the rising economic and… Read more »

Army helicopter training enroaching on Mauna Kea

As reported previously on this site, the Army proposes to conduct High Altitude Mountainous Environmental Training (HAMET) on the slopes of Mauna Kea.    This training would take place outside of the training areas currently under Army control.   The Army has just posted the Environmental Assessment (EA), Appendices and Draft Fining of No Significant Impact on its… Read more »

Army wants more helicopter training on Mauna Kea after violating Mauna Kea Ice Age Reserve

In addition to plans to expand Army training facilities in the Pohakuloa Training Area, the Army recently issued a notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for impelementation of High Altitude Mountainous Environmental Training (HAMET) on the slopes of the sacred mountain, Mauna Kea. According to Marti Townsend of KAHEA, the area that the… Read more »

Army announces Programmatic EIS for construction at Pohakuloa Training Area

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Caveats: FOUO FOR MG TERRY / LTC NILES / USARPAC MS. NIELSEN for PTA PEIS NOI notifications Aloha ‘Okou, I hope that this email finds you well. Unfortunately time constraints preclude my ability to call all of you today.  Therefore I am sending this email to ensure that you receive this information. I… Read more »

The Abercrombie administration, Mo’olelo Aloha ‘Aina and other news briefs

Governor Elect Neil Abercrombie announced the appointment of William Aila to the position of Chair of the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), an important post that covers protection of the environment and cultural resources, including Native Hawaiian sacred places and burials.  Aila is the harbormaster of the Wai’anae Boat Harbor, a community activist… Read more »


PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Kat Brady, Coordinator Community Alliance on Prisons Office: (808) 533-3454 Nationwide cell: (808) 927-1214 Kyle Kajihiro, Program Director AFSC Hawai’i Office: (808) 988-6266 KULANI TRANSFER IS A VIOLATION OF THE LAW Honolulu – Tuesday, November 9, 2010 – Last Thursday, November 4, 2010, the Lingle administration once again demonstrated… Read more »

Lingle attempts to “Superferry” the Kulani prison transfer

Yesterday Governor Lingle was on hand to dedicate the new Youth ChalleNGe facility at the former Kulani prison site on Hawai’i island. This was reported in the Honolulu Star Advertiser and Hawaii News Now. But wait. The Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) decision to transfer the land from the Department of Public Safety… Read more »

Use of former prison draws group’s protest

Source: Use of former prison draws group’s protest By Leila Fujimori POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 09, 2010 A community group that opposed the state’s shutdown of a Big Island prison is formally contesting the transfer of the Kulani Correctional Facility site to the Department of Defense for the National Guard’s Youth Challenge program…. Read more »

Group challenges decision on Kulani Group challenges decision on Kulani by Peter Sur Tribune-Herald Staff Writer Published: Friday, September 24, 2010 10:44 AM HST An advocacy group is challenging the state land board’s decision earlier this month transferring Kulani lands and the former Kulani Correctional Facility to the state Department of Defense. Kat Brady, representing the Honolulu-based Community Alliance… Read more »