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Molokai Ranch says no to wind farm proposal  

Credit:  Hawaii News Now | Feb 07, 2013 | www.hawaiinewsnow.com ~~

The owner of Molokai Ranch has announced that it will not renew an agreement for a proposed wind farm on its lands.

Clay Rumbaoa, CEO of Molokai Properties Ltd., said the decision was made after much consideration and discussions with Moloka’i Renewables, which had proposed building the wind farm.

“Our focus is currently on ensuring the success of our newly re-launched ranching operations and our efforts to re-open existing facilities, such as the Maunaloa Lodge, in an effort to create opportunities for the island,” Rumbaoa said in a statement. “We have enjoyed working with Moloka‘i Renewables and appreciate their commitment to smart and sustainable wind projects.”

“While we are disappointed with Molokai Properties’ decision not to move forward with our proposed wind farm project on Molokai Ranch lands, we respect their decision,” said Guy Kaulukukui of Moloka’i Renewables, also in a statement.

“While we were still many years away from potentially building a wind farm, our initial research indicated that Molokai’s residents would benefit from the kind of sustainable wind project we were proposing – one with unique benefits commitments to restore and conserve the land, preserve Molokai’s rich culture and way of life, and enhance the ocean resources and local food supply that Molokai depends on,” said Kaulukukui.

Last fall, the West Molokai Association came out against the wind farm and a proposal connecting Oahu with the neighbor islands using undersea power cables. The association of 800 property owners on the ranch side of the island said 98 percent of them opposed the idea.

Source:  Hawaii News Now | Feb 07, 2013 | www.hawaiinewsnow.com

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