2014 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:36:52 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Hawai'ians sue over Big Island's Pohakuloa Training Area
Hawaiians sue over PTA munitions

By Nancy Cook Lauer
West Hawaii Today
December 12, 2014

Two Native Hawaiians are suing the Department of Land and Natural Resources, saying the state has breached its duty to protect ceded lands at the Pohakuloa Training Area.

The Hawaii Island residents, Clarence Ching and Mary Maxine Kahaulelio, are asking a 1st Circuit Court judge to declare that the state has violated its trust agreement by allowing the military to degrade the land. They also want to prevent DLNR from negotiating an extension to its current lease or entering a new lease until the trust conditions are met.

Circuit Judge Gary Chang is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the case at 3 p.m. today in Honolulu.

A 1964 lease agreement between the state and the U.S. government provides 22,836 acres at PTA until 2029, at a lease price of $1 for the duration of the lease. DLNR last year began working on a mutual cancellation of the lease and a new lease between the parties, according to court records.


For the entire article, see
http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/hawaiians-sue-over-pta- munitions


Lenny Siegel
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