OPPOSE BRINGING OSPREYS (MV22s) AND P8 JETS TO HAWAI'I
- GOVERNOR ABERCROMBIE and the Hawai'i congressional delegation
- United States of America
The Navy has submitted a plan to increase air operations over Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii. They intend to bring in the MV22 (Osprey) more helicopters and P8 Jets (modified 737s). Many residents are concerned about the safety of the MV22 as there have been several reported mishaps and the aircraft has been grounded in Japan.
There will be increased noise pollution by having more aircraft fly more frequently. The environmental impact statement they prepared failed to acceptably address noise issues using computer modeling instead of actual measurements in the affected community. Given the topography, a bay surrounded by mountains, their noise evaluation is flawed.
The Navy failed to adequately address the public health issues and the effects of noise on our children. Studies have shown that learning is impaired by noise. There are several schools located in the area that are impacted now.
We the undersigned are concerned citizens of Hawai’i who urge our leaders and elected representatives to act now. We ask that you oppose the Navy’s plan to significantly increase aircraft activity and you oppose the basing of the MV-22(Osprey), additional helicopters and P8 jets at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
The environmental impact statement they prepared failed to acceptably address noise issues- most importantly the effects of noise on the education of our children and health of local residents.
The OPPOSE BRINGING OSPREYS (MV22s) AND P8 JETS TO HAWAI'I petition to GOVERNOR ABERCROMBIE and the Hawai'i congressional delegation was written by Kaneohe Bay Residents Initiative and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.