Except for a few questions from Land Board members about spill containment measures and ownership of the fuel storage facility, the easement to Summit Biofuel, LLC passed with very little discussion of the project itself. Debate focused mainly on a matter raised by Dan Purcell, a member of the public, regarding what he saw as inappropriate actions by Hawai`i island Land Board member Stanley Roehrig.
Almost immediately after the DLNR’s Land Division had briefed the Land Board about the proposed easement, Roehrig — a paddler for the Keaukaha Canoe Club in Hilo since the 1980s, according to the DLNR . . .
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