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Bill on park and harbor development passes initial hurdle

Opponents contend the proposed law would create another PLDC-type authority

By B.J. Reyes

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 31, 2013

~~<p>Environmentalists and conservation advocates would have a greater say in the outcome of public land development projects under a proposed new development authority for state harbors and parks.</p>
<p>The proposal, House Bill 942, is among several introduced in the Legislature this year to address concerns surrounding the Public Land Development Corp., established last year as the development arm of the Department of Land and Natural Resources. The PLDC has yet to begin work after being hamstrung by vehement public protests over the summer during the administrative rulemaking process.</p>
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Environmentalists and conservation advocates would have a greater say in the outcome of public land development projects under a proposed new development authority for state harbors and parks.

The proposal, House Bill 942, is among several introduced in the Legislature this year to address concerns surrounding the Public Land Development Corp., established last year as the development arm of the Department of Land and Natural Resources. The PLDC has yet to begin work after being hamstrung by vehement public protests over the summer during the administrative rulemaking process. Login for more...



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