Questions Raised Over Hawaii Ordnance Emergency!

Aloha Kakou,

On June 14, 2011, Governor Neil Abercrombie signed a proclamation suspending a host of state statutes protecting the environment, historic sites,  public access to recreation areas, and environmental policies. Basically, the governor declared a state of emergency and suspended a broad set of laws so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can look for and blow up old munitions at will.
This was done in secret with no public hearings, comments, etc.   Peter Sur of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald did a front page article in the Sunday 9/18 Trib. He included comments from Debbie Ward of Sierra Club and myself for Malu ‘Aina in the article.  See
the article below

  1. Questions raised over ordnance emergency

    2011-09-18 01:07

    … the importance of the ongoing effort to clean up unexploded ordnance. But some question whether Gov. Neil Abercrombie went too far earlier this year when he declared an emergency and suspended state environmental laws to make removal of ordnance 


     2. See the Governor’s proclamation below:  


Please call Governor Abercrombie’s office at 808-586-0034  or e-mail him at and tell the Governor to rescind this dangerous precedent against Hawaiian democratic institutions .



Jim Albertini