Community Meeting at Akebono Theater in Pahoa Saturday Feb. 9th at 4pm
Please join us. We are very lucky to have some great people speaking:
One of the leading experts on Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) health effects in the US and maybe the world Dr Kaye Kiburn is coming from the mainland to talk to the community (you) about H2S, health impacts, and his proposed health study....
Harry Kim, former mayor and long time civil defense director, will talk about what he has been doing and progress in repealing Act 97. Harry has been to Oahu four times as well as Maui, and Moloka'i, since the last community meeting. He has helped us raise awareness and build support across the state. Puna Pono Alliance and Harry Kim have put geothermal development in Hawaii front and center at state legislature. We have their attention and now we need your continued support to make sure they listen.
We will have a Puna Pono Alliance member, Tom Travis speaking about Enhanced Geothermal Systems. FRACKING geothermal as we are calling it, also known as Hydroshearing. We are still learning about this. Is fracking geothermal coming to Hawaii? All those people who think geothermal projects were going to be isolated to lower Puna better sit up and take notice. Fracking geothermal could be coming to your neighborhood, and affect your water aquifer and air.. The cat is out of the bag.
Please help us get the word out about this meeting and encourage your family, friends and neighbors to join us.
Geothermal Health Study meeting at HAAS on Sunday 10th at 1pm until 5pm
On February 10th the Adler health study group will be meeting from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. The meeting location for this meeting has been changed to HAAS (makai of Hwy 130, Pahoa Post Office road). This is the second of a series of study group meetings commissioned by Hawaii County R&D Dept, facilitated by Dr. Adler to investigate health issues associated with geothermal in the community. The meeting may include teleconferences with doctors from the East Coast (Dr. Ninu Quirk), and the Marshal Islands (Dr Sam Ruben was the DOH doctor here during some of the accidents. He documented some of the impacts) and Dr Kilburn will be there. The public is welcome to observe and there is likely to be time for questions from the public at the end of the session.
Puna rocked the Repeal Act 97 Hawaii County Council Resolution
Many of you will have probably heard we had a good turn out for the Repeal Act 97 Resolution at the county council. We want to thank everyone that helped
get the word out, it worked. Over 80 people signed up to testify. The
council got the message, and the resolution passed by unanimous vote. We
had drummers and dancers out in Pahoa and that really raised the
awareness of what was going on as everyone in the shopping center was
talking about it.
Thank you all for supporting us, it really raised awareness in the
community. The testimony given was excellent, We are continually impressed
with how well people in the community understand this issue. Harry Kim
drove all the way to Kona just to look them in the eye when he
testified. He drove back to Hilo, and they were still taking testimony,
after which Brenda Ford called him back up to talk about Act 97.
This resolution is very important in supporting the effort to repeal Act 97 currently in progress at the state legislature
. Thank you everyone for all the work that has gone in to get to this point. HB106 passed to second reading and will need your continued support and testimony before it can pass to law. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=106&year=2013
Come to our community meetings to hear more about these and other efforts to protect Puna and the whole of Hawaii.