Meeting on dairy plan Thursday

Friends of Mahaulepu will host a public meeting Thursday to discuss legal remedies concerning Hawaii Dairy Farms’ proposed $17.5 million, 578-acre dairy in Mahaulepu Valley.

Koloa resident and group member Bridget Hammerquist, an outspoken opponent of HDF’s plan, said the meeting will feature guest speakers discussing potential impacts of HDF’s plan.

“It’s really about the water,” she said. “It’s the fact that the water that comes from the proposed industrial dairy site is polluted, and it’s polluted in a big way.”

The meeting will also touch on potential risks to native species, affects on property values, and the loss of jobs, visitors and businesses, according to a release.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Koloa Neighborhood Center, 3461 B Weliweli Road.

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