Land Board Set to Hear Arguments In Dispute Over A&B’s Water Lease

posted in: June 2016 | 0

Cry me a river.

That’s basically what attorneys with the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation had to say about arguments made last month by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.’s attorneys that it would cost too much — “several million dollars” — for it to install water meters at every stream diversion on state land that feeds into its East Maui Irrigation System.

Those meters, which the NHLC wants the state Board of Land and Natural Resources to require A&B to employ, would provide the data necessary for the board and the state Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) to determine . . .

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