Next week there will be National Nuclear Security Agency and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency “public hearings” on the Divine Strake Test in Nevada and Utah (schedule below) – only they aren’t really “hearings” but, rather, “poster shows”. While written comments will be accepted, the public will not be permitted to make public comment at these “hearings”.
The Stop the Divine Strake Coalition, of which I am a member, brainstormed last week on how the public would be able to vocally voice comments on the DS Test. We decided that organizing and holding our own hearings was necessary and have proceeded to organize them. We plan to videotape the hearings and send them to the DTRA.
One of the coalition members contacted Utah Governor Huntsman’s office to see if he would agree to hold a public hearing.
Today’s Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News have articles on the Governor’s acceptance of the concept of holding a hearing:
Guv wants Utah to have a say
State will hold its own public hearings to allow residents to express Divine Strake concerns
Huntsman orders 2 hearings on ‘Strake’
Schedule of next week’s Federal Government “hearings”:
for more info call Nevada Desert Experience (702) 646-4814 or Citizen
Alert (702) 796-5662
Lake City, UT – for more info call HEAL Utah (801) 355-5055
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the National Nuclear Security Agency will also accept comments on the environmental assessment through Feb. 7. They should be mailed to NNSA/NSO, Divine Strake EA Comments, P.O. Box 98518, Las Vegas, NV 89193-8518, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 702-295-0625.
CANCEL THE DIVINE STRAKE! STOP WEAPONS TESTING ON ANY LAND! END NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION!