Northwest Field: the costly option


A concerned citizen, a politician, and someone working for the Department of Defense (DoD) walk into a meeting. The journalists report on it. The DoD worker gets the benefit of the doubt. The politician may or may not be working to hold the DoD as a developer accountable (but no longer has task forces comprised of local experts to verify or challenge the DoD-developer’s reports and claims). And the concerned citizen is largely ignored or told by well-paid politicians to continue volunteering their time to keep developers accountable.

A really bad joke with no punch line in sight? I wish. Welcome to the reality of a group of concerned citizens trying to ensure our fresh water lens is safeguarded and a successful conservation area is protected as conservation areas are meant to be.

The article published by Pacific Island Times Nov. 7 entitled, “