Waianae landfill foes put up cash to fight trash - The Honolulu...
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#1 Sep 17, 2007
I would love to see us get to the point where no landfill is needed. but it irks me that peple seem to foget that Kailua had a landfill for most of my childhood. So it's not like Waianae is the only Oahu community to ever have a landfill. Oh, and by the way we still have two pision and the rock quarry on our side.
#2 Sep 17, 2007
Wainanae! If you can't beat them, join them....Your trash is a goldmine. Negotiate to mine your trash and make killowatts by burning in HPower and ask for a percentage of the sale of killowatts to the grid for your community...Everybody wins.
#3 Sep 17, 2007
It's past time that the Leeward side stand up to the inequalities of the state's burdens. We've taken in a bulk of the state's homeless that has essentially ruined the parks along the coast and paints a bleak picture of an already disenfranchised area of the state. Developers and the state continue to build homes along the coast with no traffic and environmental study conducted to determine if Farrington Hwy's capacity can even absorb the addtional residential developments. It's utterly ludicrous that the state has no plans to mitigate the additional traffic along the coast. Their long term fix apparently is to build bypass roads in the event of an emergency but have not address the daily traffic congestion that will only continue to worsen. In addition the the legal aspect in preventing even the thought of building landfills on the coast, the residents of the leeward side must insist that an environmental assessment by completed along with a traffic impact analysis. Take a cue from the Super Ferry fiasco and use that as a model of protest. This apparently is the only way to be heard. Mayor Hanneman has lost any credibility with the "locals" and should not be trusted. He apparently is fighting for his own political life and the locals be damned. Good for you the residents of the Leeward Coast...stick to your guns and hold all our representatives accountable. Imua
#4 Sep 17, 2007
Perhaps its time for other communities to pick up the burden of locating a landfill. How about the state fill in Kokohead or Diamond Head crater with the state's trash. Or perhaps fill in one of those finger lakes near Hawaii Kai. Hell there's so much land in Central Oahu why not look there? The reason they are looking at the Leeward side is because the want to problem out of sight thus out of mind. It's amazing how history repeats itself...in historic times the people of Nanakuli were considered deaf by people travelling to Waianae because the people of Nanakuli had nothing to offer travellers, they were embarassed so they shied away. Today, when the people of Nanakuli try to stand up for what they believe to be right, they get no support from people who should be sypathetic. Apparently people want the residents of the Waianae coast to shut up and color. The Leeward coast is already choked with commuter traffic and now to even consider running dumptrucks is just plain irresponsible. Waianae should seek a tradeoff...we'll accept the landfill if Kailua, Hawaii Kai, Kahala, Haleiwa or any other coastal town welcome and accept the homeless Waianae's inherited. Heck Waianae will even give them a couple of housing developments.
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