A proposed hydro project — the first of its kind in the world — could supply up to a quarter of the island’s power by diverting 4 billion gallons a year from the Waimea River.
Failure to account for climate change means low-income homeowners could see their home values plunge.
The fishing community raised concerns but DLNR says the initiative's broader emphasis on place-based planning will remain in effect.
Activists say that's a big blunder. And lawmakers are moving to require all new state buildings be designed with EV charging stations.
The two-hour hearing delved into the tree-burning power project's legal claims after the PUC denied its permit.