The Governor of HI: Halt the implementation of the MV-22 and H-1 Aircraft Project
  • Petitioned Governor Neil Abercrombie and the Hawai‘i Congressional Delegation

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Governor Neil Abercrombie and the Hawai‘i Congressional Delegation
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate

The Governor of HI: Halt the implementation of the MV-22 and H-1 Aircraft Project

    1. Petition by

      Hawaii Peace and Justice

      Honolulu, HI

As residents of Hawaiʻi, Kanaka Maoli, and their allies, we oppose implementation of the MV-22 and H-1 Aircraft Project proposed by the American Navy and Marine Corps. We feel that there has not been enough time for substantial discussion with the community to assess the impact of this project. The information provided to the community in their Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has only raised anxieties about the impacts that this project will have on our communities. We are concerned about the impact the aircrafts and the construction on the bases will have on nearby residential areas, schools, and the environment. The EIS fails to address issues of noise and safety as they apply to specific sites in Hawai‘i. For instance, nowhere does the Navy consider material factors such as the reverberation of noise on the Ko‘olau mountains across Kane‘ohe Bay or effects on student-learning at King Intermediate, which lies directly across the runways at Kane‘ohe MCBH.

We are also disturbed by the Project’s failures to address Native Hawaiian community concerns about the military use of sacred lands. We fully support the Native Hawaiian communities' right to invoke Section 106 of the National Historical Preservation Act and demand that consultation procedures be extended to address extant concerns regarding the proper identification and protection of Native Hawaiian cultural,historical sites as defined by Native Hawaiian cultural practioners and experts.

This situation calls for strong leadership from our State representatives. We demand that the State become accountable to its people and conduct a full and thorough investigation with significant input of community members and allies before any further implementation of this project.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Ota Tamio JAPAN
      • over 1 year ago

      Because I already live in this hell.


    • john sanders LACROSSE, WI
      • about 2 years ago

      Because people are more important than more killing machines - The TSA has killed your tourist industry already - do you care for your state or is the $ better than caring?

    • Andre Perez PEARL CITY, HI
      • about 2 years ago

      The aina cannot sustain any more military impact. We also have a clear issue of land claims resulting from the overthrow of 1893. Neither the Militiary nor the State has lawful ownership of the lands in question. There is no joint treaty of annexation between the Kingdom of Hawaii and the United States. De-occupy now!

    • Eldrene Duarte-Smith KANEOHE, HI
      • about 2 years ago

      I live in Kaneohe and 5 miles from Kaneohe Marine Base. The noise form the base is already a problem, especially when they do training missions and the air traffic is extremely noticeable and annoying. This also happens in the evenings when you are trying to relax with your family. You definitely hear the huge planes that need to fly at low altitudes. Sometimes my home will shake and vibrate. The animals also feel and sense whatʻs going on, and react by barking continuously or howling until the exercises completely stop. Kaneohe should remain and stay as peaceful and beautiful the way it was meant to be. NO MV-22!


    • Shelena Camvel KANEOHE, HI
      • about 2 years ago

      I live in Kaneohe and that is my home. It bothers my grandparents peaceful rest. Auwe!


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