Superferry risks spreading invasive s...

Superferry risks spreading invasive species

There are 24 comments on the Hawaii Tribune-Herald story from Jan 8, 2009, titled Superferry risks spreading invasive species. In it, Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports that:

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

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Since: Aug 08

Kilauea, Kauai

#21 Mar 5, 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.
Answer: because that's not how the Environmental Review Process Works. Superferry was only supposed to do it because they were making modifications to State property. Then opponents, many of whom know little about the process, twisted it to try to get an Environmental Impact Statement for all the potential impacts of the superferry unrelated to harbor improvements. Thank god they did though; Hopefully it will spark some mitigation to real modern-day risks associated with the interisland ferry.

I'm sure matson and young brother have done many Environmental Assessments or even EISs in the past but probably not for the reasons people seem to expect. You do not need to write an EA or EIS if you are using harbors, despite your negative impacts, even though they would benefit the environment in many cases.

Had HI super ferry not tried to sidestep the process, in order to save some $, they would have gave less ammo to their opponents. They probably would have succeeded in their business, the the benefit and detriment of all us neighbor-islanders.
pauwela

AOL

#22 Mar 10, 2009
Does any one ever thought travelors from all over the world would be just the same while they travel by plane? As there luggauges has been here and there and all over the place. Just think what kind of pests has they brought in to the Hawaiian Island. Making big fuss over the super ferry and matson... People speak out befor they think. does that mean people travel by planes to LV which is the most popular site and city to go, they will bringing in the pest for other hotels to deal with??

I guess no one ever thought about that!
Traveler

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#23 Mar 12, 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.
The Coqui frog specie is originated from the island of Puerto Rico also from areas south of the equator. There is truth in the fact that Matson and American President Lines are in great part responsible for bringing "invasive species" more commonly know and aliens or immigrants to the shores of Hawaii. My grandparents and parents were among them.
Itchy Coo Park

Kailua, HI

#24 Mar 13, 2009
pauwela wrote:
Does any one ever thought travelors from all over the world would be just the same while they travel by plane? As there luggauges has been here and there and all over the place. Just think what kind of pests has they brought in to the Hawaiian Island. Making big fuss over the super ferry and matson... People speak out befor they think. does that mean people travel by planes to LV which is the most popular site and city to go, they will bringing in the pest for other hotels to deal with??
I guess no one ever thought about that!
You're right. Bedbugs are becoming more common these days. The SuperFerry is good for Hawaii. At least it won't bring back bedbugs in you suitcases from Vegas hotels.

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