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Counties can legally regulate ag practices

For Sunday, December 1, 2013

By Paul H. Achitoff

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 01, 2013

~~<p>Recent enactment of Kauai Bill 2491 and the Hawaii County Council's passage of Bill 113 have set off a clamor for the state Legislature to strip the counties of authority to protect people and the environment from irresponsible agricultural practices.</p>
<p>This campaign originates with the chemical/biotech companies and the largest agribusiness interests, alarmed by these efforts to provide some protection the state has refused to give its citizens.</p>
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Recent enactment of Kauai Bill 2491 and the Hawaii County Council's passage of Bill 113 have set off a clamor for the state Legislature to strip the counties of authority to protect people and the environment from irresponsible agricultural practices.

This campaign originates with the chemical/biotech companies and the largest agribusiness interests, alarmed by these efforts to provide some protection the state has refused to give its citizens. Login for more...



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