Endangered bat at center of Hawaii wind farm proposal fight

By The Associated Press

An endangered native bat is at the center of a fight over a wind farm proposal in Hawaii.

 

HONOLULU (AP) — An endangered native bat is at the center of a fight over a wind farm proposal in Hawaii.

The Honolulu News Now reports (http://bit.ly/2ujAgmg ) residents showed up for Monday's contested case hearing for the Na Pua Makani project in Kahuku.

The developer, Na Pua Makani Power Partners, is seeking a permit that would allow the project to harm or kill certain threatened and endangered species, including 51 Hawaiian hoary bats over a 21-year period.

Kahuku resident Charlotte Kamauoha says she would not support a project that "will harm or kill, especially something of cultural significance" to the community.

The facility would include eight or nine wind turbines. A company spokesman says the wind turbine generators used in the project will be 500 to 600 feet (152 to 183 meters) tall.

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