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Opposers push back against Hawaii beach restoration program

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sam Lemmo, administrator of the DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands, speaks about the erosion at the groin near the Royal Hawaiian in 2015.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Sam Lemmo, administrator of the DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands, speaks about the erosion at the groin near the Royal Hawaiian in 2015.

A state program to streamline the approval process for projects that restore Hawaii’s ailing beaches got the go-ahead from the Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday, but environmental advocates plan to contest the decision. Read more

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