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While many neighbors are mounting opposition to the new proposal, the expansion has vocal support from several Native Hawaiian organizations.
Some residents ask whether campaign contributions and a job factored into Ernie Martin’s support for a controversial Pupukea project.
Statewide citizen initiatives aren’t authorized in Hawaii. But each of the four counties allow voters to place proposed laws directly on the ballot.
An energy company has proposed buying the 55,000 acre ranch, which has been idle since 2008, to farm organic biofuels.
A petition seeks to force the city to enforce land use and coastal zone management laws designed to protect marine areas from overuse.