If anyone is interested in logging their comments about the Coast Guard’s proposal to establish permanent live firing zones in Lake Michigan, with one out from Milwaukee and another out from Racine in our immediate area, with a total of 14 Lake Michigan zones and others throughout the Great Lakes,

For more information, see: http://www.uscgd9safetyzones.com.

http://citizensforlakesafety.org

The United States Coast Guard has announced plans to turn the Great
Lakes, the world’s largest body of fresh water, into the world’s
largest freshwater shooting range. Since 1817, a treaty between the
U.S. and Canada prohibited this kind of activity on the Great Lakes.
But when President Bush made the Coast Guard part of the Department
of Homeland Security in 2004, he reinterpreted the agreement with
Canada.

At the very least, please go the the site http://
www.citizensforlakesafety.org/petition.html and sign the petition if
you haven’t already. We’re shooting for a minimum of 1000 signatures
by Wednesday afternoon - so please spread the word.

The only public hearing on this plan is this Wednesday, November 1,
2006 in Waukegan Illinois at the Genessee Theater, 203 North
Genessee St., Waukegan, IL.
Schedule of events for all meetings is:
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Open house. The public can receive information on
the proposed zones and ask Coast Guard officials questions.
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Public meetings. After a brief statement by Coast
Guard officials, the public can comment. Comments will be recorded
and entered into the docket for this rulemaking.

The Genessee Theater is very close to the train station. Here are the
links for the Metra North Line Schedule:
Chicago to Waukegan - http://www.metrarail.com/Sched/cnw_n/
cnwn_wko.shtml
Waukegan to Chicago - http://www.metrarail.com/Sched/cnw_n/
cnwn_wki.shtml.

If you want to come and need a ride contact me and I’ll see if we can
arrange a carpool option. 847.912.0739 cell

For an article on the zones, see the NY Times: http://select.nytimes.com/gst/
abstract.html?res=FB 0 C 12 FD 35540 C 758 DDDA 90994 DE 404482

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Letter re War Exercises

Letters Sent to Leaders of Great Lakes Cities

Public Hearings re War Exercises in Great Lakes


Citizen Action

ONE Public Hearing near Milwaukee.

Report on Hearings

Mike Timm, assistant editor of the Bay View Compass reports about public hearings on this matter.

Comments on live fire zones

If anyone is interested in logging their comments about the Coast Guard’s proposal to establish permanent live firing zones in Lake Michigan, with one out from Milwaukee and another out from Racine in our immediate area, with a total of 14 Lake Michigan zones and others throughout the Great Lakes, the closest meeting to Milwaukee is Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Genesee Theater, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, Ill.

There is an open house from 4 to 5:30 pm with a public meeting to follow from 5:30 to 8 pm. The public meeting is for the public to record and formally enter their comments on the proposed zones.

To my knowledge, there is no meeting scheduled closer to Milwaukee. Another is scheduled Nov. 8, but in Sturgeon Bay, at the Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center, 107 N. First Ave.

The public comment period closes Nov. 13.

Those unable to attend the Waukegan meeting may submit comments to
the Docket Management Facility website at : http://dms.dot.gov/
At Simple Search, enter Docket #25767

For more information, see: http://www.uscgd9safetyzones.com

For an article on the zones, see the NY Times: http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FB0C12FD35540C758DDDA90994DE404482

or see

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