For over 11 years I have worked on this issue. I have (alongside many, many others) fought consistently against the corporate greed and injustices waged on communities and environment by multinational chemical corporations. Over the last six years my effort has been, in my own backyard, on the county and state level, where Hawaii remains an experimental research hot spot for these corporations.
About a year and a half ago Mokihana Aquatics received a letter saying that I was nominated for the Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame. It was the first year of eligibility for consideration for induction by having met the minimum criteria of coaching in Hawaii for more than 35 years.
I want to thank Keali’i Lopez and Tim Vandeveer for their commitment to the Democratic Party, and for being willing to “put themselves out there” for all of us.
The Friday hearing at which the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources gave the penultimate approval to the new Haena State Park Master Plan started more than a little ragged around the edges, though a certain amount of that was for political show.