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Environmental exemptions for public projects dubious

By Cynthia Oi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 29, 2012

~~<p>Good for Cynthia Thielen. The Windward Oahu representative wasn&rsquo;t having any of Rep. Sharon Har&rsquo;s health and safety argument, the mirepoix that&rsquo;s become the base in the stew of rationalization for legislation the public might find distasteful.</p>
<p>Har was trying to sell the menu of exemptions in a bill that would grant the governor the imperial power to set aside a host of environmental protections and other regulations in the name of economic revitalization.</p>
~~

Good for Cynthia Thielen. The Windward Oahu representative wasn’t having any of Rep. Sharon Har’s health and safety argument, the mirepoix that’s become the base in the stew of rationalization for legislation the public might find distasteful.

Har was trying to sell the menu of exemptions in a bill that would grant the governor the imperial power to set aside a host of environmental protections and other regulations in the name of economic revitalization. Login for more...



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