On May 18, the majority of the state Board of Land and Natural Resources rejected its hearing officer’s recommendation to deny a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and Incidental Take License (ITL) for the proposed 25-megawatt Na Pua Makani (NPM) wind farm in Kahuku, on O`ahu’s North Shore. Instead, the board backed its own team of experts with the Endangered Species Recovery Committee (ESRC) and the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), which both recommended approval in 2016.
Mike Cutbirth, manager of Na Pua Makani Power Partners, told the board in . . .
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