Richard Ha writes:
Have a look at this Civil Beat blog post by Sophie Cocke:
A geothermal bill passed by the Big Island’s county council, and vetoed by Mayor BIlly Kenoi, is getting a lot of attention on the Big Island.
Local residents have begun circulating a petition, which reads, in part:
We humbly ask you to sign our petition before July 31st, 2012 asking the County Council of Hawaii to honor the Mayor’s veto of Bill 256, Draft 2. The bill would allow the County to create a one-mile safety buffer zone around the Puna Geothermal Power Plant.
There is no study and systematic scientific evidence that substantiates a health threat to the residents near this plant.
It continues on to say: "We who wish to stay and reside within and near the plant buffer zone will be financially ruined."
Lots of these folks living out near Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) are shocked at what the County Council is attempting to do.
These are everyday, working people who want to take their community back. For them, it's about all of us, not just a few of us.