Mothball Fleet could be on move with ...

Mothball Fleet could be on move with new settlement

There are 16 comments on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from Mar 31, 2010, titled Mothball Fleet could be on move with new settlement. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

The U.S. Maritime Administration, state clean-water regulators and environmentalists have reached an agreement to settle a federal lawsuit and speed the removal of obsolete ships from Suisun Bay under a deal to be announced this morning.

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IRT

Petaluma, CA

#1 Mar 31, 2010
Miller has praised the ships and the jobs going to San Francisco and then to Texas, since when does Miller represent San Francisco and Texas. To bad he does not represent mare island
George

Lafayette, CA

#2 Mar 31, 2010
Will this agenda pattern then be channeled towards the sunken war ships in Pearl Harbor that are rusting and leaking oil... as they have been for decades?

Hypocrisy?
Jamez

Salem, OR

#3 Mar 31, 2010
Does this mean that the ship company that has been trying to get into the mare island dry docks is out of luck?
Wrong Again

Vacaville, CA

#4 Mar 31, 2010
Yeah what happened to the ship company that was coming to MI? Did council and planning commission mess that up too?
GregoryZephyr

Vallejo, CA

#5 Mar 31, 2010
George Miller's campaign ads will be: "I created jobs for SF ship cleaners. I created jobs for Texas ship scrappers. I helped the US Government pay millions in fees to the government of Panama for transit though the Panama Canal. I am all for economic development!"

Except when it comes to actually helping the district he supposedly represents by scrapping the ships at MI.
Jus Jim

West End, NC

#6 Mar 31, 2010
TWO things stand out. Miller has dumped on Vallejo again and the city council has missed out on creating jobs and being able to start a budget that would help this ailing city. YOU had better think what you want when the November elections come around. I think George has his retirement money in the bank.
tramky

Vacaville, CA

#7 Mar 31, 2010
And NOT A SINGLE WORD ABOUT THE EFFORT TO OPEN THE MARE ISLAND DRY DOCKS for dismantling these ships, a few miles from where they now sit, derelict in the water.

UNBELIEVABLE!! This is California at its WORST! This could only mean one thing--there is a criminal conspiracy to keep ship dismantling out of the Bay Area, out of California, out of the West Coast of the United States.

We must DEMAND in investigation into this scheme, and it needs to start with George Miller!

Since: Feb 10

Avondale, AZ

#8 Mar 31, 2010
Let's see what needs to be dropped at Mare Island,JOBS!We have been looking at them ships a long time and they are polluting the bay. I am a bleeding heart liberal who is tired of looking at those ships every time I go to Sacramento now that I know they need removing.They have to go and it has to happen somewhere,and be staged somewhere.The environmentalists need to give this one up,Time to quit fighting this one and go for protesting something in a more pristeen area than Vallejo.I like Vallejo, I see many folks there who will be happy if Mare Island gets some work.This is somewhat confusing when the plan keeps on being modified.Leaving Vallejo out of the ship cleaning business is WRONG.
Tammea

Meadville, PA

#9 Mar 31, 2010
interesting
Jeff

Visalia, CA

#11 Mar 31, 2010
California Ships to Reefs would love to place some of these ships off the coast of Califonia. It would be a win win for every one, keeping jobs in California, creting habitates for the marine life and increasing the reefs off the coast. However the administration continues to scrape them, rather than recycling and getting more bang for your tax dollar.
ValleyJoe

Moraga, CA

#12 Mar 31, 2010
IRT wrote:
Miller has praised the ships and the jobs going to San Francisco and then to Texas, since when does Miller represent San Francisco and Texas. To bad he does not represent mare island
Remember @ next election: He is not representing vallejo or Solano County's best interest.
Anon

Vallejo, CA

#13 Mar 31, 2010
Here is a link to what happened today at the press conference

http://ibvallejo.com/index.php...
Freedom

Edmond, OK

#14 Mar 31, 2010
It is good to see these ships cleaned of the rust and barnacles in dry dock before being shipped to Texas. What I do no understand why we cannot do the actual scraping of these ships right here in the Bay Area. We have the dry docks. The work would be welcomed to a depressed area like Vallejo at the old Mare Island Ship Yard. The private commercial capability is still there.
Sam Kurshan

Houston, TX

#15 Mar 31, 2010
Ask Congessman Miller that question. He has the answer!
Joe Kearns

Vacaville, CA

#16 Apr 1, 2010
Freedom wrote:
It is good to see these ships cleaned of the rust and barnacles in dry dock before being shipped to Texas. What I do no understand why we cannot do the actual scraping of these ships right here in the Bay Area. We have the dry docks. The work would be welcomed to a depressed area like Vallejo at the old Mare Island Ship Yard. The private commercial capability is still there.
The answer is the company that got the contract! Follow the money. I think allot of corrupt companies are connected to the bush administration. Bush is from Texas and so was Enron and the company that produces all the public school books at a very marked up price. Did you hear today that California's PUC commission just gave a contract to a company from Texas to look into PG and Es smart meters? Why do we need a company from Texas to see if the new smart meters are accurate? You heard it hear first! NEWSFLASH. The company from Texas will find the smart meters accurate. Those ships are costing us one million dollars each just for the towing to Texas, that's not counting the scrap work that could be done right here. I did not vote for Obama. I don't vote for Repubs. or Dems., But there is something very wrong going on in Texas!!

Since: Feb 10

Union City, CA

#17 Apr 3, 2010
Jeff wrote:
California Ships to Reefs would love to place some of these ships off the coast of Califonia. It would be a win win for every one, keeping jobs in California, creting habitates for the marine life and increasing the reefs off the coast. However the administration continues to scrape them, rather than recycling and getting more bang for your tax dollar.
They still need to be rendered harmless and all BS toxins removed.Then REEFS would be a great idea.Use Mare Island to stage this.

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