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Don't Destroy Pagan Island


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Kathy
- 198 days ago - act.rootsaction.org
The U.S. Marine Corps has found a rich and beautiful island, falsely called it "desolate and uninhabitable" (despite the fact that many species live there, including homo sapiens), and proposed to make it a live-fire bombing range.



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AniMae Chi (361)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 6:26 pm
Thank you for asking Congress and the President not to destroy Pagan Island.
 

Julie P. (149)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 7:51 pm
This is very sad. From the Save Pagen Island website:

"Pagan is a small island in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). It is one of the most biologically and geologically diverse islands in the archipelago, and is home to many threatened and endangered species, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. Aside from its stunning beauty and rich ecological resources, Pagan is also one of the most habitable of the northern most islands in the CNMI. In fact, this island has supported the ancestors of Pagan islanders for over 3,000 years, as evidenced by Chamorro stone ruins found skirting her beautiful beaches...

The clearing required for live-fire training, and the ballistic disturbances resulting from such actions (which could include everything from artillery to bombing) will most certainly jeopardize Pagan and cause, disturbances to its rich agriculturally and ecologically valuable topsoil, an increased risk of fire during dry summers, erosion and consequent destruction of Paganís coral reefs, and would risk extinction of Paganís unique flora and fauna."

http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-military-plans-save-pagan-island

There is a link to a change.org petition on their web page : https://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-military-plans-save-pagan-island/sponsors/new

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We need to heed the scientific findings referencing the vital importance of preserving healthy ecosystems, biodiversity, and coral reefs,
 

Julie P. (149)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 7:54 pm
OOPS! Here's the link to the info referenced above from the Save Pagen Island website: http://savepaganisland.org/
 

Terry V. (30)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 7:58 pm
S&N thanks
 

Natasha Salgado (456)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 11:07 pm
Done-thx
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 1:10 am
noted and signed
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 1:48 am
Done
 

Dakshata Tandon (6)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 2:35 am
really nice island and need to save also
 

Birgitta S. (216)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 3:34 am
S & shared. Thank you, Kathy~~
 

Franck Rio (45)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 3:41 am
Done with care
 

Joy Wong (70)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 3:55 am
Noted and signed.
 

Emma S. (205)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 4:03 am
Done! Thanks, Kathy.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 4:14 am
noted
 

Many Feathers (129)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 4:19 am
amazing ; ( signed and noted
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 4:54 am
When in doubt sign again!
 

Jeaneen Andretta (58)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 5:40 am
S+N
 

Debbie S. (32)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 6:02 am
noted and signed but one would not go through. Since I am a Mrs. I figured that prefix was all I would need but it insisted on a suffix of Sr. or Jr. of which I am neither of those. What the heck?
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 6:02 am
Stop being selfish, the human
 

Michael Kirkby (80)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 6:24 am
Done
 

Debbie S. (32)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 6:38 am
Well I received an email from my senators office after this was signed and sent. It said due to the government shutdown her office is closed and no one to man the emails.......so it won't be read.
 

Ben Oscarsito (347)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 6:54 am
Petition number 5 I believe...
http://www.envirowatch.org/paganIsland.htm
 
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