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IAM Expanding Efforts and Membership

IAM News Release

I Aloha Molokai (IAM) is delighted to announce the formation of IAM West, which includes members from the Maunaloa community and the 800-member West Molokai Association. West Molokai is the planned site for a proposed 90 turbine industrial wind power plant. Members of all three groups unanimously agreed to oppose this project, no matter what so-called “benefits” may be offered. This is a big step toward our goal of uniting the entire island of Molokai in opposition.

IAM is already a partner with Friends of Lanai and Kupa`a no Lanai. Because it appears that Hana on Maui may be the next scenic, rural community threatened by large scale, profit-driven development, we are currently working with people in Hana to create an IAM Hana.

IAM is an organization formed on Molokai in response to the state’s Big Wind proposal for an undersea electrical transmission cable and industrial wind complex of up to 200 wind turbines covering 11,000 acres.

The next IAM meeting will be held on Sept. 3 at the OHA conference room at 6 p.m. The next IAM West (IAM members invited) will be a potluck meeting on Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.

For more information or to join the effort, contact Cheryl Corbiell at cpgroup@aloha.net or call 553-9009.



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