Don't turn Pagan Island into a garbage dump
  • Petitioned Governor Benigno R. Fitial

This petition was delivered to:

Governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Governor Benigno R. Fitial
CNMI Department of Environmental Quality
Frank Rabauliman
Lt. Governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Lt. Governor Eloy S. Inos
Director of the Legislative Bureau of the CNMI
Melchor Mendiola
CNMI House Clerk
Linda Muna
CNMI Senate Clerk
Dolores Bermudes
CNMI Department of Public Lands
Rachel Roque

Don't turn Pagan Island into a garbage dump

    1. Petition by

      Save Pagan

      Kaneohe, HI

This petition was created to oppose the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Island's plan to lease Pagan Island to Japanese investors as a dump for tons of tsunami debris.  Pagan is a small island in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  It is one of the most biologically and geologically diverse islands in the archipelago, and is home to many threatened and endangered species, some of which are found nowhere else in the world.  The CNMI is a small island nation limited in land,  burying parts of Pagan Island under tons of rubbish from another country, is not only environmentally unconscionable but is degrading to the people of the CNMI.  Visit for more information about Pagan Island.

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Kevin Nace BARRIGADA, GUAM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Japan should dump their garbage on their own soil and keep it out of the islands just because the island isn't enhabbited doesn't mean it is a good place to dump. Once you turn the island into a garbage dump it will always be a garbage dump Japan has plenty of areas in their own country. you know how it is out of sight out of mind.

    • Bernis throckmorton SACRAMENTO, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      pagan is one of the few islands in a relatively pristine and geological. Interest. I have stopped there whe n sailing cross. The ocean and would be a serios loss to the planet to be a garbage dump for japan. Please. Dont do it

    • Megan Thompson SANDPOINT, ID
      • almost 2 years ago

      its been left alon for so long ans we have few places like this left on earth Leave it alone don't turn it in to a trash heap and destroy its natural beauty

    • Karen Serocki INGLESIDE, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Leave at least one little bit of Mother Earth alone.

    • Kyle Cabrera INGLESIDE, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      These are my home islands and this is a travesty of the highest magnitude.


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