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The environmental exemption bill: Would it help or harm?

By Lee Catterall

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 22, 2012

~~<p>Many Hawaii residents passing through Honolulu International Airport, which opened small in 1927 and became &quot;international&quot; in 1951, would agree that the sprawling facility is showing its age.</p>
<p>State transportation officials, and state House Speaker Calvin Say, are champing at the bit to get improvements going there and at other public facilities, but insist that bureaucratic red tape is holding back repairs. They're pushing Senate Bill 755, which would grant a three-year exemption from some environmental laws for a slew of public projects.</p>
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Many Hawaii residents passing through Honolulu International Airport, which opened small in 1927 and became "international" in 1951, would agree that the sprawling facility is showing its age.

State transportation officials, and state House Speaker Calvin Say, are champing at the bit to get improvements going there and at other public facilities, but insist that bureaucratic red tape is holding back repairs. They're pushing Senate Bill 755, which would grant a three-year exemption from some environmental laws for a slew of public projects. Login for more...



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