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Anaergia Plan Morphs Again

Most of the changes are significant and add, modify or remove major components.

December 26, 2013

On Sunday, Dec. 8, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) ran a full-page paid advertisement in The Maui News. In this ad, NRDC Senior Scientist Dr....

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ProudMom

Jan-07-14 6:12 PM

The proposed plan will get the recycling of County controlled material from 1.7% to over 80% which no single curbside program can ever accomplish. Mr. Stark fails to mention the millions of dollars per year that the County will have to put into the plan he is proposing. It is the residents of Maui that may be forced to endure the bulk of this cost in one way or another. This viewpoint makes an inaccurate statement in saying that Anaergia will have the ability to raise the tipping fee arbitrarily. Anyone who has read the RFP can clearly note that the vendor has no such prerogative. It fails to mention that the entire operational and financial risk is the responsibility of the vendor and not the County. In my personal opinion, if the economic interest of a few is able to derail this project from moving forward, what kind of message are we sending to our children in the long run? I encourage the people of Maui County to look beyond and support the County of Maui’s plan.

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PaiaGirl

Dec-26-13 5:38 PM

Thank you to the Maui Sierra Club for putting on the Trash Panels that led to a community discussion on this. The plan is getting better and with more community input should get even better.

I'm concerned that a contract was given before we even discussed and decided what we wanted to do.

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SamSmall

Dec-26-13 5:11 PM

It is amazing how they think this current approach is consistent with the official Request for Proposals the county originally issued. It's far from it. And the further afield they go, the greater the risk is to the county for a lawsuit.

What they are offering is 20 year old technology, that's only able to address half of Maui's needs.

There are available newer, proven technologies that can address many more of the county's needs, including, potentially, replacing the sugar mill and purifying our polluted ground water.

Hopefully the council will see that the county is not communicating the whole story and is trying to railroad through a plan that's not yet in the people's best interest.

Hopefully the council will put a hold on the current offering and force the whole story to be made public. The people of Maui deserve no less.

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