Wind farm debate divides Lanai friends and families
Opponents believe money isn't the only bottom line in this debate.
"Maybe the kids and the mom are against the windmills. But they have to put the pro-windmill signs in the front yard because dad works for the company," Gima said.
Lanai's wind farm issue isn't blowing away, neither are the visible signs of a great divide.
June 22, 2012
by Jim Mendoza
in Hawaii News Now
In the community surrounding Lanai city, wind power signs outnumber those planted by politicians. The issue over wind energy development as an export divides residents and relatives.
"My brother is anti. My sister-in-law is anti. Another sister-in-law is pro," wind energy supporter Alberta de Jetley said.
The publisher of Lanai Today newspaper is also Lanai's most outspoken proponent of Murdock's ongoing idea to construct a 200-megawatt wind farm and ship power to Oahu via an undersea cable.
"The state has a mandate for us to reduce our fossil fuel consumption," de Jetley said. "We need to be part of... [continue via Web link]