Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Please comment TODAY on the Turtle Bay Expansion EIS.

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE FAR AND WIDE!keep the north shore country

The Honolulu Advertiser’s wrote in today’s editorial, “Court should clarify worth of years-old EIS". If the high court decides to take the appeal, as it should, the state will get clearer direction of how environmental law should apply to development that has languished on the drawing boards for years.

And although the Kuilima Resort Co. project is at the center of this case, there are other projects with environmental impact statements prepared long ago. The original proposal for Makena Resort on Maui, for example, was based on an EIS completed in 1974.

Kawelah Bay North Shore OahuIt is not right that the developers should be allowed to begin development 20 or 200 years after an EIS is accepted without having to reconsider potential impacts. Keep the North Shore Country and Sierra Club have been seeking a Supplemental EIS for the Turtle Bay Resort in the courts since 2006. If the Supreme Court does not accept the case, our challenge of the environmental review will probably be over.

Meanwhile, Stanford Carr continues to press ahead with the expansion plan and continues to seek final subdivision approval from the City and County of Honolulu. They are very close.

We are near the end of the process. Now is the time to speak up!

This editorial gives you an excellent opportunity to share your concerns about the Turtle Bay Resort Expansion Plan and the City’s refusal to order a supplemental EIS. Please take a moment to send your comments to the Letters to the Editor and also post an on-line comment. Letters to the Editor are more effective.

Advertiser Letters to the Editor Include your name and contact information so they can confirm your identity and publish your letter.
Comment on-line on the editorial!

Keep The North Shore Country!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Hurley Pro Trestles
Pro Surfing: The 2009 Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles run Sept 13-19th.

This high-performance pointbreak peels across a rocky coastline and can pump up to 150 metres down the point when a south or southwest swell shows up. The left is a quicker, hollower, punchier wave, while the right is a longer, more even-paced beauty ready to be released upon with aggressive and unforgiving gusto. Both boast the ability to make even an average surfer appear gifted.

Trestles, the only men’s ASP World Tour event on mainland USA, made its debut in 2000 as the Billabong Pro won by Andy Irons. Boost Mobile came on board in 2002, and has sponsored the mid-season men’s event ever since. The 2006 BMP of Surf will be the cell phone company’s fifth foray as headlining sponsor… Hurley is the presenting sponsor of the Boost Mobile Pro at Trestles.

Past Winners:
2008: Kelly Slater (USA)
2007: Kelly Slater (USA)
2006: Bede Durbidge (AUS)
2005: Kelly Slater (USA)
2004: Joel Parkinson (AUS)
2003: Richie Lovett (AUS)
2002: Luke Egan (AUS)
2001: Not held
2000: Andy Irons (HAW)

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