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Setting the record straight on GMO rules

I write in response to Holualoa resident Brian Lievens’ June 27 letter to the editor — “Reasoning of anti-GMO activists highly debatable” — regarding my leadership in the Hawaii Island effort to limit the cultivation of genetically modified crops. First, I wish to remind Mr. Lievens that this legislation (Bill 113, now Ordinance 13-121), was supported by a majority of the council members and was signed into law by Mayor Billy Kenoi.

Water Management Area is good thing

The National Park Service is asking for a water management area on the lands mauka of the national park to protect the park. Staff experts have been taking water samples in the ocean off of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park for almost 10 years.