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Kauai Perseveres Against Agribusiness Bullying

The Kafkaesque threat by Syngenta attorney Paul Alston to sue the people of Kauai County for the right to spray their toxic chemicals next to schools, hospitals and homes is disturbing at best.  What kind of world do we live … Continue reading

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The 3 most frequent questions about Bill 2491

#1 Question: The Council voted 6 to 1 in support, can the Mayor still veto Bill 2491? Answer: To be clear, the Mayor has the authority to veto regardless of how many votes the Council members cast in support.  The … Continue reading

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A Way Forward – Bill 2491

The kabuki unfolding in the Council Chambers has crossed over to the absurd.   We blast the State for its dereliction of duty, all the while pointing to them as our savior.  We bang on the State for their incompetence and … Continue reading

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Retired Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Joins Top Hawaii and National Attorneys In Support of Bill 2491 –

“We feel it would be unfortunate if the Council were to allow any well-financed opponent to determine public policy merely by threatening to sue. But if a vote is being based on the belief that the Bill will be struck … Continue reading

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Next Steps For Bill 2491 – September 9 Committee Meeting

On the morning of Monday September 9, the Kauai County Council’s Committee on Economic Development (agriculture and sustainability) and Intergovernmental Affairs will conduct its next review and discussion of Bill 2491. The meeting will likely start at approximately 8:30am or … Continue reading

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A Short History Of Yesterday – Bill 2491 Relating to Pesticides and Genetically Modified Organisms

SB2491 has been deferred until September 9th when a meeting of the Economic Development Committee of the Kauai County Council will hold its second hearing.  This is confirmed and will not change.  The exact time and location will be announced … Continue reading

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