Superferry risks spreading invasive species

The accidental spread of invasive species remains an unresolved concern, according to the long-awaited draft environmental impact statement on the Hawaii Superferry. Full Story
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huuh

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Feb 28, 2009
Bunch of Einsteins! Invasive species???? C'mon....it's within the state you idiots!!!!
American Infidel

Honolulu, HI

#2 Feb 28, 2009
REMINDER OF THE DAY: Matson brought the invasive and extremely loud and noisy coqui frogs to the islands from the mainland.

Why doesn't Matson be subjected to an EAS just like the SuperFerry

Answer: Because Matson is one of the monopolistic companies that donates generously to the regime in return they are protected from competition and don't have to comply with environmental laws.

“End War!”

Since: Aug 08

Honolulu

#3 Feb 28, 2009
American Infidel wrote:
REMINDER OF THE DAY: Matson brought the invasive and extremely loud and noisy coqui frogs to the islands from the mainland.
Why doesn't Matson be subjected to an EAS just like the SuperFerry
Answer: Because Matson is one of the monopolistic companies that donates generously to the regime in return they are protected from competition and don't have to comply with environmental laws.
Hey...we agree on something....lol
Snake Eyes

Ewa Beach, HI

#4 Mar 1, 2009
Just like 'Glow in the Dark Hemmings' Too late! The damage is done and it spreads.
alarmclock

Kapaau, HI

#5 Mar 2, 2009
American Infidel wrote:
Why doesn't Matson be subjected to an EAS just like the SuperFerry
But Matson and cruise ships DID follow the EAS process for their projects. SuperFerry tried to dodge the law when the others followed it. Just because they gambled and lost, only after the fact having to do a faux-EIS, doesn't mean the other companies automatically have to do one now also. I fully support at least as much attention on invasives on Matson and other ships, but they are not required because of SuperFerry's big screwup to do it:

"But state records also show a number of recent harbor projects for Matson, Young Brothers, American Hawaii Cruises and other users that did undergo environmental assessment. These include $6.5 million in improvements to allow two cruise ships to dock at the same time at Nawiliwili Harbor, and Matson's installation of a mooring dolphin at Kahului Harbor's Pier 1C at a cost of $980,000."

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LOL TREE HUGGERZ

Honolulu, HI

#6 Mar 2, 2009
Wow so the superferry travels to the mainland now? oh wait thats matson and those other rust buckets.
shawn

Honolulu, HI

#7 Mar 2, 2009
The thing that is different in Hawaii is that alot of people, (non locals) don't pay any mind to activists here. They belive that locals are just upset over occupation of their land and are not in fact enviromentalists.
Snake Eyes

Ewa Beach, HI

#8 Mar 3, 2009
From KHNL TV link:

"What happens if someone is caught with coqui? Any person or organization who intentionally transports, harbors or imports with the intent to propagate, sell, or release the coqui is in violation of State law and may be charged with a class C felony and subject to a minimum fine of $50,000 and maximum fine of $200,000, plus 3 years in prison."
ADHD Mento disability

Honolulu, HI

#9 Mar 3, 2009
huuh wrote:
Bunch of Einsteins! Invasive species???? C'mon....it's within the state you idiots!!!!
I have a annual disability bus pass. I have an EBT card. I don't work and go bus riding all day. Thank you tax payers for putting food on my table and also giving me transportation.
ADHD Mento disability

Honolulu, HI

#10 Mar 3, 2009
Section 8 in da house!
Michael W

Lihue, HI

#11 Mar 3, 2009
Superferry risks spreading invasive species! All the homeless will come to your neighbor islands on the Superferry! Superferry riders will steal all the neighbor island's natural resources! Da superferry going kill all da whales! All da Crystal meth dealers going come to your island if you allow the superferry to come! All the cars from oahu going ride tothe neighbor islands and clog up all the neighbor island roads!

Notice how get all this hu hu over one boat. You would tink da world was goin end or something! Auwe

Habu Da Snake

Englewood, CO

#12 Mar 3, 2009
Frogs at risk after ranavirus found in pond.
Kyodo News
Translator

Kailua Kona, HI

#13 Mar 3, 2009
Snake Eyes wrote:
From KHNL TV link:
"What happens if someone is caught with coqui? Any person or organization who intentionally transports, harbors or imports with the intent to propagate, sell, or release the coqui is in violation of State law and may be charged with a class C felony and subject to a minimum fine of $50,000 and maximum fine of $200,000, plus 3 years in prison."
Is this TRUE? Soma Grismaijer, beware...
Quick, pack yer bags for PR, and take them frogs wit'cha.
Guru

Costa Mesa, CA

#14 Mar 3, 2009
Snake Eyes wrote:
From KHNL TV link:
"What happens if someone is caught with coqui? Any person or organization who intentionally transports, harbors or imports with the intent to propagate, sell, or release the coqui is in violation of State law and may be charged with a class C felony and subject to a minimum fine of $50,000 and maximum fine of $200,000, plus 3 years in prison."
...you want to forget about the coqui?...then import a few thousand water-moccasins and fling them all over the islands. no one will care anymore about the coqui's in about 6 months. You guys need some excitement over there!
Saint Patrick

Ewa Beach, HI

#15 Mar 4, 2009
Yep; They're here and mutating.
Translator

Kailua Kona, HI

#16 Mar 4, 2009
Saint Patrick wrote:
Yep; They're here and mutating.
by "they" you mean the alices, right?
PeteV

Ewa Beach, HI

#17 Mar 4, 2009
Acck! hip-hop Coquis!
Oh no Barrio Blasters.
Boom-chukka-boom beat!
Translator

Kailua Kona, HI

#18 Mar 4, 2009
PeteV wrote:
Acck! hip-hop Coquis!
Oh no Barrio Blasters.
Boom-chukka-boom beat!
Haiku Master Pete,
A return, reprise, redux.
A Coquibuster?

Since: Aug 08

Kilauea, Kauai

#19 Mar 5, 2009
A day on the superferry is a lot more hospitable to some pests than a week baking in the salty sun on young brothers, or cooking in a matson container. Cocui from the big island are the major pests that I'ld worry about. Maybe ants and other insects too.

They should definitly donate to the invasive species commities for some coqui control if they ever open big island service.

Allowing only clean, dry, organized cars and cargo would help too.

Since: Aug 08

Kilauea, Kauai

#20 Mar 5, 2009
huuh wrote:
Bunch of Einsteins! Invasive species???? C'mon....it's within the state you idiots!!!!
I can't tell if you are joking or not. Most of Hawaii's pests are not yet found on all islands and we would all benefit to keep it that way for as long as possible.

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