Wind Farm Plan to Protect Rare Bats Is Inadequate, Hearing Officer Finds

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One year ago, the state Board of Land and Natural Resources granted a contested case hearing to the community group Keep the North Shore Country, which opposed a recommendation made a month earlier by the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife to approve a habitat conservation plan (HCP) and incidental take license (ITL) for a wind farm Na Pua Makani Power Partners, LLC, plans to build in Kahuku, on O‘ahu’s North Shore.

In her proposed decision and order issued on Halloween, hearing officer Yvonne Izu systematically picked apart the the company’s HCP . . .

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