[imc-korea] [No US Bases][from Pyeongtaek: Urgent request for help] Please inform us the laws on the US base constructions in your countries: A request especially to the activists in the United States, Germany and Guam.

Sung-Hee Choi armha5156 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 6 03:03:25 PDT 2010


 *On behalf of Mr. Kang San-Won, Director of the Pyeongtaek Peace Center**,
I would like to ask help to the activists in the United States and other
countries. I will very appreciate your answers to him (**
tico1031 at hanmail.net*)

Including Mr. Kang Sang-Won, a group of South Koreans filed an
administrative suit [on April 29, 2010] against the Korean defense minister,
demanding the cancellation of approval for the construction of a second
runway at the U.S. air base in Osan, south of Seoul. The group accused the
Ministry of National Defense ‘without conducting an environmental impact
assessment or consulting the local municipal authority or residents’
(summary from the Yonhap News, May 1, 2010)

*The below is the translation of Mr. Kang Sang-Won’s  recent email.*

Thanks.

Sung-Hee Choi

“As you may know, the issue of the runway construction in the Osan Air force
base, Pyeongtaek, is currently being raised.

The Ministry of National Defense, ROK says since the land has already been
provided to the United States Forces of Korea, domestic laws cannot be
applied while the ROK-US Status of Forces Agreement states that it only
respects the Korean domestic law and it is not mandatory [to apply the laws
in the construction of the runway in the USFK bases]

The United States, after examining [the documents], has sent the reply that
it cannot go through the environmental impact assessment (EXECUTIVE
ORDER12114: *attached*)

*REQUESTS*

*1. **To the United States activists:*

As I know, when the United States construct military base (specially Air
force base) *within the United States*, strict procedures such as the
environmental impact assessments exist to be applied. Could you please
inform me the procedures and applied laws regarding them?

*2. **To the activists in the United States and other countries. *

Could you please inform me the norms, regulations and laws applied to the
constructions of the* US military bases in your countries *(constructions in
the newly built bases or in the already provided areas to the US military)?

*I specially want to hear from the activists in the United States, German
and Guam*.



Thanks very much in advance for taking your time to this urgent requests

Kang Sang-Won,

Director of the Pyeongtaek Peace Center

·      *Related blogs*

http://nobasestorieskorea.blogspot.com/2010/05/text-fws-koreans-begin-legal-battle-to.html
Saturday, May 1, 2010 Text Fw:S. Koreans begin legal battle to deter
expansion of U.S. air base


http://nobasestorieskorea.blogspot.com/search?q=Pyeongtaek(64)

All the blogs on Pyeongtaek
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