2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 08:59:47 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, NATIVE PEOPLES: Activists sue over Makua range (HI)
Group calls on judge to reject report on Makua

Army surveys lack critical valley data, Malama Makua says

By Gregg K. Kakesako
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
August 13, 2009

As expected, Malama Makua asked a federal court judge yesterday to set aside the Army's environmental impact statement justifying the continued use of the Makua Valley on the Waianae Coast for live-ammunition training.

Earthjustice, which has been representing Malama Makua since 2000, said the Army failed to prepare contamination studies and archaeological surveys of Makua Valley.

"The only studies of subsurface archaeology and marine contamination the Army did were so poorly designed that even the Army admitted they didn't provide any meaningful information," said Earthjustice attorney David Henkin. "This wasn't what we agreed."


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