Draft EIS: PTA lease extension could have adverse impact

Snipers and spotters hone their skills at live fire training in 2021 at Pohakuloa Training Area. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

A draft environmental impact statement released earlier this month about the Army’s proposal to renew its lease on up to 22,750 acres of state land at Pohakuloa Training Area indicated that granting the extension could have an adverse impact on Hawaiian cultural practices and environmental justice.