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12 responses to “Join IAM

  1. Frank Leary

    God Bless You Folks for your outstanding efforts in opposing this very stupid plan that is not in any way good for Molokai or Hawaii. Your information is correct and should be shared as so much mis-information is being spread by those only trying to make money at our expense. Beyond sending letters to the Dispatch(of which-most are not printed)How can I help this very important issue?

  2. I would like to have a copy of the map given out at the meeting, to diseminate this proposed plan and increase public awareness and encourage action to contact senate in opposition. Where can I find info online and the map? THanks, Anna

    • I Aloha Molokai

      We will soon have the map and info posted on the website, but in the meantime I will email it directly to you.

      Thanks

  3. Jerome Johnson

    Nowadays ‘going green’ is a call to arms. Any person who even so much as questions what is seen as ‘going green’ is seen as one who is ‘out of the loop’ , one who is ‘behind the times’. Consequently, many good people who have objections to the proposed wind farm on our beloved Moloka’i are labled as ‘fanatics’… as people who can’t see beyond their noses for a better future. …. OPALA! The proposed wind farm will ruin the quality and I might add the quantity of life of the good people….. the OHANA of Moloka’i. Should we harness the wind and the sun to diminish our reliance on fossil fuel? Of course! That being said, we must keep in mind that the current push to ‘go green’ with a wind farm on Moloka’i so that Oahu can benefit is not well intentioned and very one sided. A wind farm on our beolved Moloka’i is NOT a plus to the ohana of the island. It will only serve to destroy what we have so diligently strived to preserve: the aina, the quality of life of our people, the reef, and the beloved creatures of the island that have been entrusted to us. Let us be honest: if the proposed wind farm is allowed to go forward, the quality of life will be diminished on Moloka’i. The noise …. the daily interminable grind of the turbines will effect the life of flora and fauna and the OHANA of the island… most especially those located on the west end. I guess the poor people of Maunaloa must just suck it up and let it be… because they have once again been forgotten by those who should be concerned about making them prosper. A wind farm in our back yard? Hasn’t enough been done to denegrate this community? People..please think. Not about what is good for a singular island (Oahu), but what is good for the future of our people…. our keiki… our OHANA
    OUR MOLOKA’I!

  4. Dan Matesic

    From the mainland; the cleanup still taking place today from the rape of Kahoolawee by the US Army, should be all the ammunition your cause needs to show just how devastating to the island these turbines could be. Your island is a paradise to someone like me. Implementation if this sort of plan would only tarnish my want to return.

  5. Shirlee Newman

    It amazes and galls me that this destructive project has come to the point of placing cables under the precious ocean, without consent of the people who live from this ocean, love and care for the adjacent aina of theirs and their ancestors, so deeply, and want so very much to keep Moloka’i from those that are only thinking of self-profit.
    How can we help?
    Shirlee and Hal Newman

  6. Luana Jones

    Sooner or later, all our ‘aina and ‘ohana will be threatened one way or another (directly and indirectly) Kahoolawe, Mauna Kea, Ceded Lands, Native Hawaiian Justice, Geothermal, Starwars (Haleakala), now this Wind-power pipe dream. We need to network and communicate, so we can kokua each other, “Aloha au ‘ia Hawai’i”!!!

  7. Moloka’i Bound to help you all very soon!

    The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
    He leadeth me beside the still waters.
    He restoreth my soul:
    He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’ sake.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
    Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
    Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
    Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
    and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.

    God bless you brothers and sisters of Moloka’i.

    Sincerely

    Uriel Chavez Pizano

  8. Why HECO (Hawaiian Electric) and PUC (Public Utilities Commission) don’t know that WIND GENERATION IS THE LEAST EFFICENT WAY TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY AND TO SPREAD OUT WIND GENERATORS ON THREE ISLANDS- THE MOST EXPENSIVE WAY AS WELL???????OAHU- GET SMART INSTALL SOLAR PV PANELS ON OAHU HOUSES INSTEAD… CHEAPER AND BETTER. WHY EXPENSIVE 100 MILES PLUS- UNDERSEA COPPER CABLE ?? SOLAR ON OAHU- NOT WIND FARMS ON OUR ISLANDS…..THE WIND FARM IS THE WORST OF ALL THE IDEAS THAT SOMEONE COULD COME UP WITH…IS THIS A BACK DOOR DEAL OR SOMETHING ??????

  9. Shirlee Newman

    I support IAM!!!!
    I’d like to see a concise, pamphlet (small handbook), spiral bound with an index of local, alternative energy resources on our island (and eventually on each island)….businesses AND individuals who are engaged in alternative energy. Providing the addresses and phone numbers of those willing to share knowledge and pinpoint reasonably priced products for islanders will allow each to do their part, without the need for destruction to the infrastructure and undersea habitats. This directory will give people the information to kokua themselves and the island.
    Educating all of us on what’s available is the first step in asking ourselves: What DO we want? When can we do it? Where do we go to get the materials? How to proceed?
    There needs to be a checklist of steps for each alternative energy potential, and, a section for:
    “Items I’m Willing to research for energy conservation for me and my
    ohana.”
    We have solar panels on our home, yet can be doing a lot more. Gathering ideas and resources from a common source would greatly enhance the possibility of ‘action.’
    A really great person, as available and willing, is, Rose Yamada, one of the
    “delights” in education and has a strong ability to help others get from point A. to B. Tell her Shirlee Newman recommended her “Handbook” help (at least as a model for Moloka’i; and, shared with other islands to develop for their communities).
    I’ll return in the Winter, as my ohana on the mainland has needed by support.
    Aloha and luck,
    Shirlee

  10. Shirlee Newman

    P.S.
    I’ve started a communication with an informed individual (author/journalist) in Stinson Beach, CA (Please see Moloka’i Dispatch {categorized as comments or blogs, I suppose} online from July 20th, 2011). It was not printed in the paper, yet posted on the website.
    Aloha,
    Shirlee

  11. henry homburger

    My wife and I are from Minnesota and we visited Molokai in February and March, 2011. Molokai is the most beautiful place either of us have ever visited. While we were on Molokai, we attended a meeting in town at which the wind project was discussed with residents. We live in an area with wind turbines and we were appalled at the prospect of building a wind turbine farm on Molokai. It seemed that the risks to the ecology and culture of Molokai were VASTLY understated by the prospective developer, Pattern Energy. Recently, a local community in our area has taken up active opposition to a large wind farm in their community. At a meeting in their town, residents viewed a documentary entitled “Windfall” by Laura Israel. You might want to view this film as it describes in graphic detail the effects of living near a wind power facility. We support your objection to this project! Henry and Annette