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Crowd Blasts Geothermal at Special Council Meeting

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Mililani Trask Testifying
Mililani Trask, a former Pele Defense Fund attorney now working for a pro-geothermal company, testifies Tuesday before the County Council. Photo by Dave Smith.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/alohasiempre Sheena Kittle-Baniaga Karr

    well we need to figure a way to make this work or we need to bend over and take it DEEP from HELCO !! and um about the cost… “PGV can generate power at a cost of 8 cents per kilowatt hour – as stated in a report from a geothermal working group – yet sells it to the public at more than 40 cents.” why you figure the employees and equipment FREE? Better then HELCO still…

  • Russell Ruderman

    Not a single person testified in favor of further geothermal except those with a financial incentive in such development. Also, not a single person who lives close to the plant spoke in favor of it.

    • Aaron Jones

      I live in Lanipuna Gardens and I support Ormat and their PGV operation.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a lot of insanity to me; what is so dirty or harmful about steam? Personally I do t really care since I’m a fan of oil, which is organic and the most abundant fuel source on earth. But if we have an opportunity to use some of our own natural resources, why the fuss?

  • mountainmanmike

    Usual BI ignorance and superstition. Geothermal is the best bet for long term energy development here with minimum impact and lower costs.

    Of course the NIMBY crowd is particularly strong here. Combine that with the bizarre superstitions of some people and we will never see any progress here.

  • Rkanui

    Aloha, after viewing the PDF film and measuring the affects of geothermal leaks on the people who live around the area, the first thing that comes to my mind is a huge conflict of interests that exists in those people who bought land around the geothermal area…have to take responsibility for their actions…KNOWING the true history of Hawaʻi and taking advantage of a law suit to make themselves money…how many paid for their illnesses and moved to resolve the health issues in that community? Hmmm, time will tell who took money from ORMAT and Helco…therein lies the healing needed in order to move forward to put Hawaiians on their lands.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Byron-Matthews/735919198 Byron Matthews

      some tinfoil hats would be a good start