Navy plans expansion of range and training activities in the Pacific

Hawaii-Southern California Traning and Testing Environmental Impact Statement and Overseas Environmental Impact Statement

Here is the link to the Navy website for the project.

The Navy proposes to expand its Hawaii Range Complex to the International Date Line.  It already encompasses 2.1 million square miles of sea, air and land.  The new proposal also includes new training and testing activities involving sonar that could harm marine mammals.   In the first phase of preparation of an environmental impact statement, the Navy is conducting scoping meetings to seek input on what impact issues it must study and address in its investigation.  The meetings are being held in a format that does not allow for public speaking in a forum.  They have broken up the sessions into informational stations to disperse public interaction and opposition.



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Kauai Community College Cafeteria

3-1901 Kaumualii Highway

Lihue, Hawaii

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Keehi Lagoon –Disabled American Veterans Hall – Weinberg Hall

2685 North Nimitz Highway

Honolulu, Hawaii

Thursday, August 26, 2010

4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Hilo High School Cafeteria

556 Waianuenue Ave.

Hilo, Hawaii

Friday, August 27, 2010

4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Maui Waena Intermediate School Cafeteria

795 Onehee Ave.

Kahului, Hawaii

One Comment

Dennis Fitzpatrick

I have been following sonar tests in Sanctuary waters for many years. If they are needed and still done why can’t they be done in the summer when our humpbacks are in Alaskan waters and why wait to they return? I feel they should not even need to test sonar as that has already been done in past years. The impacts to all marine animals can be severe. If there are these sessions and no public peaking in forum is allowed how do you get testimony. Aloha Dennis Fitzpatrick

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