Demonstrators opposing Kahuku wind farm project hold sign-waiving fronting Honolulu Hale
Demonstrators opposed to the Na Pua Makani Wind Farm project in Kahuku held a sign-waiving in front of Honolulu Hale on Friday.
The demonstrators say they are concerned about how the turbines may affect the community's health. They also say the turbines are too big, too close and claim that AES has broken promises.
At one point, demonstrators tried to go to the Mayor's office to speak with him and one of the Mayor's staffers took down their information to schedule a meeting in the future.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell released a statement reading, "I support the right to protest under our First Amendment and I appreciate the passion of those who showed up at my office today. However, every member of our community needs to follow the law, and the current project in Kahuku has met all of the mandates put before it. I will continue to ensure all of our laws are followed, and that includes the right to protest."