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                                                                                   THE CARROLL COX SHOW  :  1080 AM




   SUNDAY, November 5, 2017


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    November 5, 2017,   Honolulu, Hawaii.   

    Carroll discusses the upcoming seminar,   "PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN A POLARIZED ERA, The Good, the Bad, the Future".   It appears the purpose of the discussion is how to organize and restrict the public comment process regarding  the impact developmental  projects have on the environment  in Hawaii.      If you participate in public comment on major projects, or are concerned about a project's impacts on the environment,  you may be concerned about what is being presented and proposed at this seminar.  You should also be concerned about the government's attempt to restrict the public's participation in government processes.  Carroll explains why.  

    Note, this seminar relates to  House Concurrent Rule HCR120, proposed 3//9/17, with little public notification.   HCR120 proposes to "apply consistent standards to all applicants and agencies, follow statutory intent, and brief legislators on guidance and interpretations of law."  This is something that is already being done, so one wonders what  more HCR120 and this seminar propose to do.  

    Bridget Hammerquist and Eileen Kechloian call in to discuss their concerns about the goals of the seminar.   Bridget, Eileen, and their organization,  Friends of Maha'ulepu, are regular guests on our show, discussing their opposition to the proposed industrial dairy on Kauai.  Bridget tells us what Friends of Maha'ulepu has achieved in requiring Hawaii Dairy Farms  to complete a final Environmental Impact Study and obtain proper permits and approvals before they can move ahead with an industrial dairy Hawaii Dairy Farms has already started building.   Friends of Maha'ulepu faced many challenges and obstacles in their work to achieve a court ruling about something that should have been done from the beginning.    They are still concerned the state will allow the dairy to be built, in spite of the impact  such a large dairy will have on the local community.  See Friends of Maha'ulepu's webpage for more information.  

    Amy Hennessey from Hawaii Dairy Farms, and Ulupono Initiative, a participant in the dairy project, are major participants in the upcoming seminar.  Some believe they had a role in authoring the language of HCR120.   Ulupono Initiative has written testimony in support of HCR 120  "Requesting the Office of Environmental Quality Control Apply Consistent Standards to All Applicants and Agencies, Follow Statutory Intent of the Legislature and Update Legislators on Guidance Updates and Interpretations".    We suspect they will most likely be using the dairy project as an example of problems they are facing in completing their projects due to the public comment process.    

    The seminar will take place December 1 and 2, 2017, at  University of Hawaii's East-West Center.   See the attached notice.   Pay particular attention to the section "Why This Gathering?".   

    If you would like to attend, the link to register is  : http://www.accord3.com/pg1019.cfm.















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      To adopt, call Carroll at 782-6627, or email carroll@carrollcox.com.     

        Join Carroll on www.envirowatch.org to view some of the environmental and corruption issues he investigated, and resolved, in the past.  You will also find him on YouTube at cox7826627 and on  facebook.  


      Carroll continues his discussion about local issues on Olelo Public Television, Channel 54.  
      Link here to a list of his shows.  They can also be viewed on  Olelo video on demand.  


      Carroll is hosting a weekly show, Eyes on Hawaii,  on Thinktech Hawaii.  The show streams live every other Tuesday at 12 noon.   For the live stream, visit their website  at www.thinktechhawaii.com  

      For a list of past shows, link here.















                  Follow:  Carroll Cox,  Ulupono Initiative, Hawaii Dairy Farms, HCR120, Bridget Hammerquist, Friends of Mahaulepu, Public Participation Seminar at UH.  


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