PNC :: DEIS "Comment Drive" At Yigo Raceway Friday Night
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Guam - The "We Are Guam" Coalition is sponsoring what they're calling a "Comment Drive" at the Yigo Raceway Park this Friday evening.
In a release, they point out that in "the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), the Department of Defense plans to use the Yigo Raceway Park for a Marine firing range. If this were to occur, the island will lose a tremendous recreational and community resource."
In opposition to the possibility, "We Are Guahan", The Drag Racing Association and the Guam Racing Federation have launched a campaign called “Don’t Shoot Our Race Track” to educate the community about the park and empower them to prevent its condemnation.
Their so called "DEIS comment drive" happens this Friday at the Yigo Raceway Park starting at 7 pm and lasting until midnight.
They state: "The Yigo Raceway Park has been an important recreational space for the people of Guåhan. Not only has it kept our highways safe by providing a track for racers who would have otherwise turned to illegal (and dangerous) drag racing, it has also given youth and young adults a place to go on a Friday night. Most Friday nights, the Park attracts 1,000 to 2,500 people."
The groups say their aim is to show the community the wonderful activities and entertainment provided at the park, and to solicit comments on the DEIS.
Written by : Kevin Kerrigan