I don't normally do petitions, but I am compelled to do this one.
I will sign it
Ditto to your sentiments and BOOOOO to the USN for their plan.
Who cares about history when you can kneel at the altar of "Green Energy"?
If the Libtards are in charge much longer, we might see military cemetaries "repurposed" in much the same way - wind turbines in Arlington, perhaps...?
Personally, I don’t have a problem with using the land for something else, but not for solar panel farm subsidized by the government as a political payoff.
The PV array location is also will tend to blind aircraft in circling patterns and approaches to other airfields in the area, as well as destroy the historic vista. Inquire to see if an EIS or EA was performed and how these issues were addressed. Typically they are bureaucratically addressed to promote an alternative fuel source, without a rigorous economic analysis (they just cut and paste some interest rate table and call it an analysis). If properly questioned, they won’t be able to defend their position adequately.
Promoted to a couple of side-bars for a bit more coverage. FReepers will want to know about this, and get involved.
I had not known that the Ford Island Air Field was originally a USAAF air field.
Let’s save FR first.
I signed the petition, passed it on to all of my friends and Twitter followers, and will be calling my Congressman.
Signed and commented...
Also should contact Sen. Jeff Sessions about this — one of the few true patriots in the Senate and a member of the Armed Services Committee.
Careful on the 5 follow-up petitions after signing this one....some of them are far left of center....
Signed. I commented that if someone want the solar array so bad, to do it over on Waipio Peninsula. This is a large wasteland of Kaiwi thorn bushes, completely empty and unsused. Right across the channel from Ford island and no one would ever know the array was there.
I learned how to fly, in part, using the Ford Island runway. It was available to us for Touch-and-goes. It has been a great benefit to local civil avaition operations out of both HNL and Wheeler AFB simply because it gives a way for light planes to stay away from the “heavy” traffic. They already closed the nearby Barber’s Point strip all of which leaves a bunch of traffic working out of one complex. Those solar panels ought to be on top of the island’s buildings which cover about the same area as the runway. The weather is harsh enough there so that rooftop panels would be a great benefit to building life, something the OICC ought to be mindful of.
I got a reply from the senior editor at WWII right away thanking me and saying they were already addressing it in their next issue.
Nothing back yet from Smithsonian Air & Space, but the Smithsonian itself is full of libtards. Remember that Enola Gay display?
I encourage any history buffs to check out the WWII website. They get some really interesting stuff!
But I bypassed the rest of the bull that the Credo pages sent me to - including asking my Senators to join the Progressives and their Bills. Those commie Democrats can go suck eggs!
Welcome to the wonderful world of photovoltaic energy! Did somebody say it was all free?