Abercrombie Land Grab

SOURCE: Elaine Dunbar (inunyabus@gmail.com)
SUBHEAD: Abercrombie signed a proclamation suspending statutes protecting the environment, historic sites, public access.  

Comment by Ken Taylor on 13 September 2011 in IslandBreath - 

Image above: Sand sculpture of a land grab. From (http://farmlandgrab.org/8833).

Earlier today, on The Carroll Cox Show, it was revealed that on June 14, 2011, Governor Neil Abercrombie signed a proclamation suspending a host of state statutes protecting the environment, historic sites, public access to recreation areas, and environmental policies. Basically, the governor declared a state of emergency and suspended a broad set of laws so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can look for and blow up old munitions at will. This is cause for alarm. Now, under the suspension of the statutes, the governor is free to do anything he wants with state resources without consulting anyone. http://hawaii.gov/gov/newsroom/executive-orders/GovsProclamation061511.pdf (See pages 6 - 8)

After a source alerted The Carroll Cox Show, we recovered the proclamation from the Governor's website and became quite concerned about the scope of powers it gave Hawaii's governor, as well as what it took away from the citizens. To view the proclamation, and for more information, go to Carroll's website and radio show for September 11, 2011, at (http://carrollcox.com/Show091111.htm) You may also contact Carroll at 808-782-6627.  

This is an outrageous un-democratic action taken by Governor Abercrombie. When considered within the context of Senate Bill 1555 that created the Public Land Development Corporation, it is clear that there’s something really rotten going on with the Abercrombie administration and state Democratic Party leaders. Please call his office at 808-586-0034 or e-mail him at gov.contact@hawaii.gov and tell the Governor to rescind this dangerous precedent against Hawaiian democratic institutions. .

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