Public weighs in on Navy’s 5-year training plan; calls for marine life protections
LIHUE — Scientists, conservationists and other members of the Kauai community sent their manao to the U.S. Navy on its 5-year plan for training and testing in the Hawaii-Southern California complex, beginning in 2018.
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Please see the forest through the trees. Do you really think any other country goes to the lengths the US Navy does, to mitigate negative environmental impact? The last thing PMRF wants is the “Culture Mafia” and the crazy 1960 hippies, aka “Granolas” on this island screaming “murder” over a dead whale or a dead Sea Lion washing ashore on the west side of the island. You have more important priorities than this “every 4 months” article on how the Navy is destroying the waters off Kauai. Stop the madness!
If the effects of sonar on coral, as stated in this article, were peer reviewed, evidence based facts, then this brand new idea would be a death knell for this Navy training issue and you would read all about it on the front page of the NY Times.
Since important environmental organizations like The Nature Conservancy are actually using sonar for the task of mapping coral reefs, I sincerely doubt whether any of this is evidence based!
Since when has the Chamber of Commerce given a you-know-what about environmental concerns? What a joke- they (the military) are not talking about protecting our precious oceans and the life therein, they’re trying to negotiate acceptable “kill levels” as if it’s ok to slaughter a certain number of whales and dolphins as long as there are a few of them left to carry on in a very questionable future. Thanks to Kohola Leo and everyone else who is fighting for the health of our oceans.