These bills are all Act 97 related.
TO GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES.
Testimony needed, by Feb 12, 8.40am.
PPA strongly supports this bill.
Talking Points for HB1766:
Planning Right—Repeal Act 97 and Restore Contested Case”
available a http://punapono.com/index.php/legislature/act-97-testimony
has some excellent
Talking Points on HB1766.
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HD1 - Relating to Geothermal
needed, by Feb 12, 8.40am.
should STRONGLY OPPOSE HB2639 HD1 and strongly support passing HB1766 which would reinstate Contested Cases and County Permitting.
same talking points as HB1766 above: say you appose this bill
because it does not do the things discussed in talking points. You could also simply just
testify in Strong Opposition to it without the need to use talking points.
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is a VERY BAD bill in its present form.
Please "oppose it strongly" and
request that they pass
SB3021 instead or include the permitting and
contested case parts of that bill, in SB2663.
same talking points as HB1766 above: Strongly oppose SB2663 unless
they amend it to include the provisions of SB3021.
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Industry Task Force
is required by Monday Feb 10, 8.15am.
should strongly oppose HB 1584.
combines the worst elements of past geothermal law with the PLDC
to establish a renewable energy facility siting process based on
Appendix L of the Construction Industry Task Force Recommendations
resulting from 2009 Senate Concurrent Resolution 132, the bill
appears to overlook the existence of HRS Chapter 201N by its failure
to be formatted to show statutory changes.
is a very dangerous bill and should not advance. Please hold this
We urgently need a polite but insistent email, phone and fax campaign insisting that Senator Solomon, Chair of the Water and Land Committee and Senator Gabbard, Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee hear SB3021.
Please request that they both schedule a hearing for this important bill.
Tell them it's only right that the people in Hawaii who currently live with geothermal energy production have the opportunity to be a part of the process to decide on the permitting process and the right to contested cases on geothermal. These rights were taken away by Act 97. SB3021 is the only bill that does this.
Geothermal Resources Development; Subzones; Public Health Assessments
Restores, amends, and repeals certain statutory provisions relating to geothermal energy production that were repealed or enacted by Act 97, SLH 2012, including the restoration of geothermal resource subzones. Establishes a permitting process for geothermal resources development. Requires BLNR and the counties to implement the recommendations of the 2013 Final Report of the Geothermal Public Health Assessment Study Group prior to issuing permits for future geothermal development.
(The full bill is available http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/ )
Water and Land Committee
Chair: Senator Solomon, Senate District 4, phone: 808-586-7335, fax: 808-586-7339, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Senator Galuteria, Senate District 12, phone: 808-586-6740, fax: 808-586-6829, email@example.com
Senator Dela Cruz, Senate District 22, phone: 808-586-6090, fax: 808-586-6091, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Ihara, Senate District 10, phone: 808-586-6250, fax: 808-586-6251, email@example.com
Senator Ruderman, Senate District 2, phone: 808-586-6890, fax: 808-586-6899, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Shimabukuro, Senate District 21, phone: 808-586-7793, fax: 808-586-7797, email@example.com
Senator Taniguchi, Senate District 11, phone: 808-586-6460, fax: 808-586-6461, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Thielen, Senate District 25, phone: 808-587-8388, fax: 808-587-7240 email@example.com
Energy and Environment Committee
Chair: Senator Gabbard, Senate District 20, phone: 808-586-6830, fax: 808-586-6679, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Senator Ruderman, Senate District 2, phone: 808-586-6890, fax: 808-586-6899, email@example.com
Senator Chun Oakland, Senate District 13, phone: 808-586-6130, fax: 808-586-6131, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Slom, Senate District 9, phone: 808-586-8420,
fax: 808-586-8426, email@example.com
Senator Ihara, Senate District 10, phone: 808-586-6250,
fax: 808-586-6251, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also copy your email to all senators: email@example.com