Public Hearings on Saddle Road project near Pohakuloa Training Area

Action alert from Jim Albertini on Hawai’i Island:

Aloha Kakou, REMINDER

There are two public hearings this week for the Saddle Rd. project on the west side of Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) through or around the military’s newly acquires 24,0000-acre Keamuku area from the 42 mile marker to the upper Rd to Kona.

As part of the EIS, possible depleted uranium contamination was suppose to be addressed. One independent geologist reviewing the data said DU presence may be understated in the EIS draft, and he questions the kind of testing done. We are awaiting other comments from independent scientist.

Come to the hearings and learn more and present your concerns. Please pass the word to others.

The hearings are:

Wednesdau, Dec. 9, 2009 5PM at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale, 799 Piilani St. Hilo (near the Kanakaole Tennis stadium/Merry Monarch festival.

Thursday, Dec. l0, 2009 from 3:30-7:30PM in the Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii Authority, Gateway Energy Center, 73-4460 Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway, Kailua-Kona

The format for both is a one hour open house format to review displays, followed by a brief presentation then public testimony.


Jim Albertini
Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O.Box AB
Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760
phone: 808-966-7622
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