Video by David Corrigan
During the discussion on Hu Honua BioEnergy LLC’s application before the Windward Planning Commission, residents opposing the project mentioned a number of issues they have with the plan.
One of the big sticking points is the impact the alternative energy project will have on the scenic Sugar Mill Road, connecting the Pepeekeo Power Plant to Highway 11.
Residents living along the road say the expected traffic from trucks hauling the green waste needed to fuel the biomass plant will create a dangerous situation along the downhill road, known to curve and twist on its way towards the coast.
In this video, Hu Honua president Rick McQuain admits the Sugar Mill Road concerns are legitimate, and explains his company’s position on the issue.