February 2015 Summary: Power Play

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Was the Department of Land and Natural Resources played by a would-be energy entrepreneur


The closer one looks at the circumstances surrounding the development agreement that the department entered into with several companies promising to build a renewable energy park in `Ewa, O`Oahu, the more that conclusion is hard to avoid. Our cover story examines closely the way in which plans for the development have morphed and the seemingly divergent representations made by the companies involved to the DLNR and Hawaiian Electric.


Also in this issue, we review recent actions of the Board of Land and Natural Resources and recap the Intermediate Court of Appeals’ decision upholding Kaua`i County’s revocation of permits to the controversial Hanalei boatyard.