In his FINAL REPORT on national monument designations under the Antiquities Act, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke spared the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument and its 2016 expansion area, as well as the Marianas... READ MORE
Blown Off Course
When a tiny ‘ope‘ape‘a flies into — or even too close to — the huge blade of a wind turbine, it’s really no contest. And that’s why a firm that plans to build nine or more wind turbines on O‘ahu’s North Shore has to come up with a proposal to reduce harm to the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat.
But a hearing officer in a contested case over the sufficiency of the wind farm’s proposal has found it sorely lacking in measures that would result in protections for the species.
Also in this issue:
• The most recent developments in the complicated – to put it mildly – efforts of Scott Watson and his partner to build a house along the Pepe‘ekeo shoreline;
• Our regular wrap-up of Land Board actions;
• The Public Utilities Commission’s rebuke of the Hawai‘i Green Energy Infrastructure Authority.