I Aloha Molokai opposes installation of wind turbines on Molokai and undersea cable from Molokai to send power to Oahu. This grassroots group of Molokai residents and off-island supporters are fighting both big business developers and the state government in Hawaii to stop the destruction of Molokai as we know it today. The area of West Molokai is rich in ancient historical sites that would be destroyed and wildlife that would be killed by the construction of 90, 420-foot wind turbines to power energy hungry Oahu.

This is an ongoing and growing issue for Molokai and something residents are very opposed to. In two recent polls over 95 percent of the population do not want wind turbines on the island.

Big Wind continues today with the preliminary process over objections of the community. The last public meetings with Pattern Energy and Biological Capital held in June were very heated at times.

While other islands in state have been overdeveloped, Molokai is the last truly Hawaiian island in people, culture and lifestyle.

This is also a very personal project for me. I live on Molokai and specially West Molokai where these 90 wind turbines are planned to be built.

For more technical information and to join I Aloha Molokai go to: http://ialohamolokai.com/


About the author: Throughout his career, photojournalist & documentary filmmaker PF Bentley has covered domestic and international politics. Bentley is known and respected throughout the print and broadcast community for earning unprecedented access to presidential candidates, Heads of State, and Capitol Hill. Bentley is a former Time magazine photographer and winner of five first place Picture of the Year awards for his political coverage. He has produced programming for ABC-TV Nightline, shot for The Travel Channel and helped create Reason.TV with Drew Carey, where he was Senior Producer and Director of Photography for the web network. PF lives on Molokai and continues to produce documentary films.

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