Reps. Riviere and Thielen addresses SB 2873 – Environmental Impact Statements

S.B. No. 2873, S.D. 1, H.D. 3, C.D. 2 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.(Environmental Impact Statements; Exemption) (FA #8) AS AMENDED, PASS FINAL READING
Per Sierra Club: DOT projects are one of largest causes of invasive species; DOT should be held to higher environmental standard, not lower.
The bill is not necessary.
OEQC, while supporting the bill’s intent, “Encourages all agencies whenever possible to utilize the existing process which involves review and concurrence by the Environmental Council (EC).
There is currently no backlog in the process and EC presently reaching out to all agencies and offering support and assistance in updating exemption lists.”

Contact: repthielen@hawaii.capitol.gov Excerpt from Capitol TV

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