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Land board adopts new water lease approach


    In this April 27, 2010 photo, water diverted from East Maui runs down a ditch toward sugar cane fields at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. plantation in Puunene.

Companies that for years, and in some cases decades, have been allowed to bypass stringent environmental requirements for using public water will be required to conduct environmental reviews and consult with Native Hawaiians to see whether the use disrupts taro farming or other customary practices if they want to continue using the water. Read more

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