And now friends, to paraphrase William Shakespeare, let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of superferries. Not sure if you noticed–it didn't get a lot of play–but Gov. David Ige mentioned the old Hawaii Superferry in his Jan. 25 State of the State Address. It was part of a section labeled "Truthfulness." And he didn't mince words: We, in government, are … [Read more...] about Hawaii state Legislature toys with mandating a new inter-island ferry
1. On Jan. 19, Hawaii Sierra Club Director Marti Townsend called a new plan from Hawaii Gas to import natural gas into the state “irresponsible.” What former Maui County official recently went to work for Hawaii Gas? A. Dain Kane B. Glenn Correa C. JoAnn Johnson-Winer D. Kyle Ginoza E. Kimo Apana 2. Which Hawaii legislator(s) signed a letter to the CIA Director last … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Gov. David Ige’s thoughts on the Hawaii Superferry?
In a way it’s fitting that Irene Bowie has decided to step down as executive director of Maui Tomorrow and return to the West Coast. When she took on the job as the Maui County’s most preeminent slow growth activist, the biggest issue facing the state was the proposed Hawaii Superferry. Maui Tomorrow under Bowie’s leadership played a critical role in the legal challenges that … [Read more...] about What awaits Maui Tomorrow when executive director Irene Bowie leaves next month?
With political candidates like Mufi Hannemann vowing to bring about inter-island high-speed ferry service should he get elected governor, it's fashionable to look back at the opposition to the Hawaii Superferry five or six years ago and deride it as nothing more than a bunch of pesky environmentalists. In fact, a lot of local residents on Maui opposed the auto ferry for reasons … [Read more...] about NOAA: ‘Opihi Could Be Saving Itself From Climate Change
For all of you out there wondering whatever became of former Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle (you know who you are), I have some important new information for you. Turns out she’s gone and joined something called the U.S. Energy Security Council. “Governor Lingle brings to the council a unique perspective and wealth of experience in running a state whose economy is heavily … [Read more...] about Newest U.S. Energy Security Council Appointee Linda Lingle Really Knows Gas