Despite Invalid Permits, Lack of Stay A&B’s East Maui Diversions Continue

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On February 4, First Circuit Judge Rhonda Nishimura granted an interlocutory appeal of her January 8 ruling that four holdover revocable permits held by Alexander and Baldwin and the East Maui Irrigation Co., and renewed by the state Board of Land and Natural Resources in December 2014 and ever year for the past decade or so, were invalid.

She also granted a stay of enforcement to the Maui Department of Water Supply, which relies on about 8 million gallons a day of the stream water diverted under those permits for 80 percent of its Upcountry domestic and agricultural needs.

Nishimura . . .

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