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Public may get more say in wind farms

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Wind farm developers might have to follow a series of new rules pending permit application, according to changes voted on by the Honolulu Planning Commission on Wednesday. The changes will not apply to the Na Pua Makani project, which was approved prior to the vote. A tour of the sites for the proposed Na Pua Makani Wind Farm was given in 2015. Keoki Wallace, a communication consultant, spoke at one of the sites.

Wind farm developers looking to build in agricultural or country zones on Oahu must host a public hearing, present details to the area neighborhood board or community association and notify nearby property owners of the pending permit application, according to rule changes adopted by the Honolulu Planning Commission. Read more

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