Some advocates criticize the option of allowing developers to pay a fee to the city to avoid the requirements.
A Navy plan to bomb Pagan and put a destructive artillery range on Tinian overlooks many potential impacts and suggests little to make up for the destruction.
The military buildup is expected to help Guam’s economy. But will it make the island a target as well?
Military officials say they are protecting bird species and other wildlife by confining the target practice to one part of the small island.
The Mariana Islands are still littered with dangerous debris left over from World War II but now, with an eye toward China, the U.S. wants to vastly increase its military presence there.