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POWER PLAY

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`ahu, 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.

EH-XTRA! EH-XTRA!

Jury Finds State Owns Haleakala Bridle Trail

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Posted 04/24/2014  The long and acrimonious dispute over ownership of the Haleakala Trail has been decided. On April 23, a jury determined that the state of Hawai`i does indeed own the six-foot-wide trail... READ MORE