Lawsuit Seeks To Stop DoD From Using Pagat As Firing Range


Guam – The Guam Preservation Trust and “We Are Guahan” have joined with the National Trust for Historic Preservation in filing a lawsuit that seeks to stop the Department of Defense from using Pagat as a firing range.


A news conference has been called for this morning [Thursday] at 10 am at the Lujan House in Hagatna to announce details of a “Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief”

According to a release, the action seeks to compel the Department of the Navy to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and the Coastal Zone Management Act, with respect to its decision to select Pågat Village and its surrounding area as the chosen site for a complex of five firing ranges encompassing 1090 acres, including ranges for machine guns and rifles.”