Naval Base Ventura County's contribution to the environment is to close security at Point Mugu and have all contractors and visitors to the base drive to Port Hueneme to get their passes.
Upon arrival at Port Hueneme, you enter a small building outside the base, which has a smaller area than is actually needed, and wait in line with 10 or more other people trying to enter. There are approximately four windows — I don't know exactly because it was too crowded to wait in line. However, there was only one occupied window trying to help all who had the patience to wait.
I'm not a mathematician, so I don't think I could come up with the actual gallons of gasoline wasted, but I'm sure it's significant enough to think about. This is not even referring to all the frustration and cost to each person waiting in line and paying the $2.50 per gallon for gas — plus the employers paying the wages. I also don't know the mileage from Point Mugu to Port Hueneme and back, but I'm sure it has to be at least one gallon there and another one back. Calculating this would be a good project for a frustrated person who has to deal with it several times a month.
Maybe the Department of Defense is paying mileage for it.
— Raymond Beaulieu, Oxnard