|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 4 Oct 2012 08:06:58 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PRESERVATION, ENERGY: Ford Island (HI) solar plan challenged|
Navy's green plan for Pearl Harbor runway hit By Drew Gingrich USA TODAY October 1, 2012History buffs say the famous runway at Pearl Harbor's Ford Island is under attack once again - this time from the U.S. Navy itself, which may cover it with solar panels.
The unused runway in the center of the military base at Pearl Harbor is a good location for the solar project and is "critically important to achieving renewable energy mandates," said Navy spokeswoman Agnes Tauyan. But American history aficionados say the site should be preserved as sacred ground.
"We totally agree with (the Navy) being green, but we don't think they should do it where Americans spilled their red blood," said Ken DeHoff, director of the Pacific Aviation Museum, located in an airplane hangar on Ford Island. "There's plenty of room for them to create this project off to the west, which is just scrub oak and abandoned land."
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/10/gannett-pearl-harbor-runway- navy-solar-100112/
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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