by Cory Harden Here’s what we had to say about the $1 billion-plus Kahuku Village proposed by a Delaware company for the Pohue Bay area in Ka’u. We commend Nani Kahuku ‘Aina for supporting efforts to protect turtles, and for responding to public input by dropping plans for a Mauka Village and airport, planning to leave 90% of the land … Read morePetroglyphs, Turtles, Lava Flows and Hotels?
by Debbie Hecht There is growing support from Big Island residents to ask the Abercrombie administration for a 2,000-foot setback on all state owned lands. This will preserve almost 100 miles of coastline. This measure will cost nothing because the State and we the taxpayers/ residents own this property A 2, 000-foot easement for a … Read more2,000-FOOT COASTLINE BUFFER ZONE PROPOSED FOR HAWAII ISLAND
By Janice Palma-Glennie Hundreds of acres of West Hawai`i coastline are slated for extensive private development. Want to help protect these critical areas with a few strokes of your pen? Sign two petitions to protect the coastline. Petitions are circulating to stop proposed mega-developments (a Walmart Superstore in the plan!) near Honokohau Harbor at Kealakehe … Read moreKONA COASTLINE UNDER THREAT
By Janice Palma-Glennie Despite bad weather and Friday traffic, over 250 people showed up at a recent County Council hearing held in Keauhou. The topic was Cliftos’ proposed commercial/hotel development at coastal O`oma (on the mauka side of Queen Ka`ahumanu Highway between NELHA and Kohanaiki). Over fifty people testified against the project, while no one … Read moreWEST HAWAI`I SENDS CLEAR MESSAGE AGAINST CLIFTOS’ PLAN
By Janice Palma-Glennie After a long day (and night) at the November 7th Planning Commission hearing in Kona, three issues, which the Sierra Club and community have been tracking for years, were heard: * REZONING AND SMA PERMITTING FOR MAUKA PORTION OF O`OMA (ADJACENT TO KOHANAIKI): An SMA permit to allow a 400-unit commercial/hotel development … Read moreO`OMA, KOHANAIKI, KEKAHA KAI STATE PARK