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New Wind Farm Lease Approved

The Board of Land and Natural Resources has approved a state land lease for Na Pua Makani, the mainland firm with the Hawaiian project name who plans to construct eight or nine gargantuan wind turbines in Kahuku. The new turbines will tower hundreds of feet higher into the sky and be located half as far away from the town as the existing turbines. The new project and the existing wind farm will surround Kahuku. Kent Fonoimoana, President of the Kahuku Community Association, and I waited five and a half hours through a long agenda to testify against approval of the lease. We were the only two people to testify in opposition, while the developer and a few project consultants testified in su

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