Friday, April 18, 2008

C-17 Testimony

The C-17 training route over the Big Island for which a Environmental Impact Statement is being developed highlights the need for greater public notice and education by our government. While the Air Force has argued that currently training flights have been unrestricted and have involved a large area of the Big Island, I personally have not seen them. I believe that the public has a right to know exactly what impacts these proposals would have and to "see for ourselves" exactly what it is we are talking about before we are required to make a decision regarding it's pros and cons.

I commend the Hawaii County Council for taking the lead in preserving the health and safety of our Big Island communities.

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