April 13 (5:00pm-High School Cafeteria) NextEra/HECO community meeting concerning possible merger.
Sign waving is scheduled to show displeasure with meeting format. Pre-meeting in high school parking lot to prepare and distribute
signs. See info below.
April 14 (8:30am-Hilo Judiciary Building) Hearing by Judge Nakamura concerning dismissal of PPA motion to determine if the nighttime drilling ban applies to PGV well KS-16. See below
The Nighttime Drilling Ban
PGV with County concurrence has decided that the 2012 nighttime drilling ban does not apply to their drilling of new well, KS-16. Drilling has been in progress since early February.
On February 17th PPA along with concerned residents filed suit asking for a ruling on whether the drilling ban applies to PGV. PGV and the County immediately filed a motion with the courts to dismiss the PPA action. A hearing on the motion to dismiss the PPA action will occur at 8:30 am on April 14 in front of Judge Nakamura.
If the PPA action is not dismissed, a ruling on whether the law applies to PGV’s current drilling of KS-16 will be scheduled for a later date. PPA believes that the case for both hearings is solid and will pursue the issue, including possible appeal, if necessary