[env-trinity] Navy EIS for Training within Klamath Salmon Run Ocean Habitat - March 11 deadline for comments

Joshua Allen trinityjosh at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 09:53:12 PST 2009


>
> Greg,
>
> Yes, as I understand it, the deadline was extended due to the Navy not
> publicizing the EIS enough as well as some public outcry. I only found out
> about it yesterday due to the Oregon Agriculture Defense Coalition posting
> the info on the Portland Independent Media Center website.
>
> http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/02/386774.shtml
>
> Being that the fishery is something I have worked on and knowing that
> others still working on it probably did not hear about this proposed action,
> I figured that you all should be notified. It's as new to me as it is you.
>
> From what I can tell, the plan is one of two actions, both consisting of
> war-gaming submarines, subsurface electronic warfare, and explosive
> detonation in the water.
>
> You may want to look it over and at least say something, if you wish to
> have standing in court, should something arise to the fishery.
>
> Basically, it was FYI.
>
> Josh
>
> On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 12:30 AM, Greg King <gking at asis.com> wrote:
>
>>  Hi Josh,
>> The first link you provide says the comment period has been extended. Is
>> this the same project?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Greg King
>>
>> On Mar 5, 2009, at 12:10 AM, Joshua Allen wrote:
>>
>> You may find this interesting, or not. But the Navy is planning on doing a
>> bunch of testing and training within the areas that the Klamath salmon
>> fishery is located.
>>
>> It seems, from a brief glossing over of the 1,000+ page Draft
>> Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), is that the Navy is planning on
>> war-games involving submarines, subsurface explosives, and a wide range of
>> different action under a ruling of "No Significant Impact".
>>
>> If you look at the website and much of the "easy read" literature devised
>> for the public, there are a lot of pictures of wildlife to show that they
>> are thinking about effects to wildlife (really?), and lots of patriotic
>> slogans to make one think that it has to be done.
>>
>> Maybe you don't care, maybe you think that your patriotic duty is just to
>> let it be.
>>
>> *But maybe you may be thinking, "How is this going to affect our fishery
>> &/or my way of life?" That probably is a good question and you may want to
>> comment on this document.
>> *
>> Well, if you have any comments to make on this document, you better do it
>> soon, as *you only have 5 days remaining to comment*, and this document
>> was not widely advertised to the public. In California there was a public
>> scoping meeting held Monday February 2 at the Eureka Women’s Club. Did
>> you hear.know about it? If not, you did now.
>>
>> The website for this EIS is here:
>> http://www.nwtrangecomplexeis.com/default.aspx
>>
>> The EIS documents can be found here:
>> http://www.nwtrangecomplexeis.com/Documents.aspx
>>
>> You can comment here:
>> http://www.nwtrangecomplexeis.com/NtrcCommentForm.aspx  or
>> http://www.nwtrangecomplexeis.com/NtrcCommentForm.aspx
>>
>> Good luck!
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>>  --
>> Greg King
>> Klamath Campaign Coordinator
>> Northcoast Environmental Center
>> gking at asis.com
>> 707-498-4900
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