THE CARROLL COX SHOW
NEWS AND COMMENTARY
Big Island residents are opposed to the delisting of a National and State Registered Historic site, Pua’a II Agricultural Fields Archaeological District.
Site: SIHP 50-10-28-10229, Holualoa, HI TMK: (3) 7-5-14:23
Local residents believe that delisting of the Pua’a II complex will set a dangerous precedent in
residents are alleging that the Pua’a II complex was severely damaged
as a result of illegal earth-moving permits and activities. For instance, the terms of permits signed by the
In addition, state and federal historic preservation law requires an Environmental Impact Statement if a historic register site is to be affected. Does delisting the Pua’a II complex from the state register of historic places also remove the current trigger and requirement for an EIS?
The Pua’s II complex is a part of the massive Kona field system. Prior to being damaged, this complex still functioned as a flood control system. Since
being damaged, local residents living below the complex have begun to
experience unprecedented flooding and live in fear of their lives and
property. They fear what will happen if the
last remaining features of this complex are not protected and the
damage to the complex repaired.