Legislative Briefing on Industrial Wind Power Plant On Lana'i

Legislative information briefing on the Industrial Wind Power Plant on Lana'i
When Jan 11, 2011
from 04:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Hawai'i State Capital, Room 229
Contact Name
Contact Phone 808-559-6124
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For Immediate Release: January 10, 2010
Contact:  Robin Kaye, Friends of Lāna‛i:  808 559-6124 or friendsoflanai@gmail.com


A Legislative Informational Briefing will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm at the Hawai‘i State Capitol in Room 229 to discuss the O‘ahu industrial wind power plant proposed for Lāna‘i.  The briefing is being convened by the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment, Chair Mike Gabbard, and Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection, Chair Rosalyn Baker.  Representatives of Friends of Lāna‘i, Hawaiian Electric Company, Lanaians for Sensible Growth, Hawai‘i Department of Business and Economic Development and Tourism, Castle & Cooke, and the Molokai community will be presenting and answering questions.

Immediately preceding the briefing, community leaders from Lāna‘i, Moloka ‘i, and O‘ahu will gather in front of Room 229 at 1:00 pm.  Lāna‘i, residents will be available to answer questions and discuss their concerns about the proposal, a model of the proposed windmills on the western end of Lāna‘i will be on display, and informational materials will be distributed.  The informational briefing will follow in Room 229.

For more information on the proposed project, visit www.friendsoflanai.org or www.lanaicity.ning.com

Friend’s of Lāna‘i (FOL) gives voice to the many Lanaians who strongly oppose the Oahu industrial wind power plant on Lāna‘i. FOL was founded in 2009 by a small group of concerned Lāna‘i residents who saw Californian David Murdock’s announced plan to build a wind farm on Lāna‘i as an egregious example of Green Greed. Initially described as an effort to “Make Lāna‘i Green,” it quickly became apparent that it was really a project simply to make David Murdock some “green” as it was quickly clear the project was of little value to this small rural island. FOL has since been working on a variety of educational and media efforts, and has held numerous meetings with legislators, Hawaii environmental organizations, and Lāna’i residents.

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