You are herecontent / Defund the Bangor Wharf to Nowhere

Defund the Bangor Wharf to Nowhere


By Leonard Eiger

The U.S. Navy is planning to build a $715 million Second Explosives Handling Wharf at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Washington State.  It is intended to handle the Trident nuclear armed missiles deployed on the eight ballistic missile submarines homeported there.

The Navy has not needed this second wharf for the past 30 years, but now claims it needs a second wharf to handle missile maintenance demands. Trident submarines at Bangor currently carry reduced numbers of nuclear warheads and U.S. treaty obligations call for continued reductions in nuclear weapons. 

There is no reason to build a Second Explosives Handling Wharf. It is quite simply a make work project - the ultimate PORK! This unnecessary project would divert desperately needed funds from important social programs. 

Put a stop to this wasteful project by removing its funding, and spend that money on useful programs like Head Start and treatment for soldiers with PTSD.

See www.gzcenter.org and www.psnukefree.org for more information.  Read Plan for new Navy wharf at Bangor fires up nuke debate at The Seattle Times.

http://www.change.org/petitions/the-u-s-senate-defund-the-bangor-wharf-to-nowhere

Speaking Events

2015

May 30 NYC here and here and here

August 27, Chicago

CHOOSE LANGUAGE

Support This Site

Donate.

Get free books and gear when you become a supporter.

 

Sponsors:

Speaking Truth to Empire

 

Financial supporters of this site can choose to be listed here.

Buy Books

Get Gear

The log-in box below is only for bloggers. Nobody else will be able to log in because we have not figured out how to stop voluminous spam ruining the site. If you would like us to have the resources to figure that out please donate. If you would like to receive occasional emails please sign up. If you would like to be a blogger here please send your resume.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.