Public Testimony Against any PTA lease renewal/land swap

View the public testimony on the May 7, 2024 Hilo public hearing concerning the Pohakuloa lease renewal overwhelmingly opposed by testifiers.

Hearing On Pōhakuloa EIS Held In Hilo

KITV news story on the Hilo Hearing:

People raise their hands to oppose Pohakuloa lease renewal.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Thursday, May 9, 2024, has a front-page article

on the Hilo Pohakuloa hearing.

Kahea —  This is a call to submit testimony opposing the Army’s lease extension at Pohakuloa, and other attempts by hook or by crook to keep bombing Pohakuloa.  The deadline to submit testimony by postal mail and email is June 7, 2024.  Read the EIS and see where to submit testimony here.

There were only 2 public hearings on the entire Big Island.  One in Waimea, on May 6th, and one in Hilo, on May 7th.  Everyone in Waimea spoke against the lease extension.  Only 2 people of several dozen people testifying in Hilo, spoke in favor of the military lease extension.  All the others spoke against it.  At the Hilo public hearing held at the Imiloa Astronomy Center, contractors for the military EIS initially tried to prohibit us from holding protest signs outside the entrance to Imiloa. They backed off when we refused to leave but it shows where they stand.  They are not neutral.  Outside the Hilo hearing, I ran into Mike Donnelly.  His prior position was as the Public Affairs Officer for Pohakuloa.  The Big Island Press Club in 2019 gave him the “Lava Tube of Darkness” dishonor award for his lack of transparency.  What do you think happened?  He was promoted to Army Garrison Hawaii Public Affairs Officer for all the Army in Hawaii.

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