| Mar 11 2012 -- Mar 21 2012 Navy Contemplates Impacts of Offshore War Zone|
Ocean off Tillamook County is target of U.S. Navy invasion. Photo by Alex Derr.Military training and testing in the ocean off Oregon’s coast will be the subject of two “open houses” offered by the U.S. Navy, among nine to be held up and down the West Coast. The Navy is taking comments on the environmental impact statement (EIS) it has drafted to cover its military exercises offshore.
The two Oregon meetings will be Monday, March 19 at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds, and Tuesday, March 20 at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Each meeting will run 5-8 p.m.
The EIS is a weighty document that describes potential impacts to marine life and ecosystems of faux-combat with real weapons, and attempts to explain how the Navy will protect the environment and recreational and commercial activities while preparing for war.
To read the EIS and comment online, go to the website the Navy has set up for this.
| Mar 12 2009 -- Apr 13 2009 Navy Extends Comment Period to April 13|
The Navy has extended the public comment period, yet again, on its proposal to expand its use of the Northwest Training Range Complex off the Oregon coast. This time the extension is to April 13, 2009, the extension date initially requested by the Democratic members of Oregon's congressional delegation. Word of this extension comes a day after Oregon Shores joined with concerned citizens and ...
| Feb 23 2009 -- Mar 12 2009 Navy Holds Open House for Comments in Tillamook|
According to the Oregonian, the Navy will be holding a Hearing in Tillamook this Thursday, February 26, at the Tillamook County Fairground Auditorium. Allison Asbjornsen, Oregon Shores' President, adds, "5:00 is open house and 7:00 is the comment time." Originally, the public comment period on the 1,068 page draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas EIS ended on February 11, and that period ...
| Feb 22 2009 -- Mar 12 2009 Navy Extends Public Comment Period on EIS/OEIS to March 11|
In a February 17 press release, the Navy announced its intention to extend the public comment period on its proposal to expand its use of the Northwest Training Range Complex off the Oregon coast, to March 11. The Navy's unexpected scheduling of a January 30 hearing in Newport — the only such hearing held in Oregon — on its plans to expand the use of sonar, warfare simulations, and ...