Environmental Analysis (Pitzer)
Native Hawaiians, geothermal development, environmental issues, rainforest
On March 25, 141 were arrested as part of the largest demonstration yet against the drilling of geothermal wells in the Wao Kele O Puna Rainforest on the Big Island of Hawaii. The geothermal project, undertaken by True Geothermal Company and endorsed by Hawaii's governor and other high-powered, short-sighted people, has already invaded the largest intact tropical lowland rainforest in the United States. The demonstration drew over 1500 protesters,
© 1990 Paul Faulstich. Posted with permission.
Faulstich, Paul. Hawaiians Fight for the Rainforest. Earth First! Journal, 10(5): 1/7, 1990.