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State must fight invasive species now to minimize future costs, groups say

By Leila Fujimori

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 12, 2013

~~<p>If the state fails to provide adequate funding for protection from invasive plant and animal species, it could cost the state more in the long run, state and private agency heads told the Senate Energy and Environment Committee on Friday.</p>
<p>&quot;If we don't put adequate resources into it now, who's going to pay the consequences? It'll be our children and grandchildren,&quot; said Teya Penniman, manager of the Maui Invasive Species Committee, in a hearing at the state Capitol.</p>
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If the state fails to provide adequate funding for protection from invasive plant and animal species, it could cost the state more in the long run, state and private agency heads told the Senate Energy and Environment Committee on Friday.

"If we don't put adequate resources into it now, who's going to pay the consequences? It'll be our children and grandchildren," said Teya Penniman, manager of the Maui Invasive Species Committee, in a hearing at the state Capitol. Login for more...



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