Dozens more arrested during Hawaii wind farm protests

HONOLULU — Police have made more arrests during protests against a wind farm on Oahu’s North Shore.

Hawaii News Now reports at least 26 people were arrested for trying to block an equipment convoy late Thursday and early Friday. Despite the hundreds of protesters, the convoy was able to reach the Kahuku construction site.

Virginia-based energy company AES is building eight wind turbines.

Since October, police have made more than 160 arrests as protesters gather at a west Oahu storage yard where the convoys begin. Wind farm opponents say the turbines are too tall for their small community. They also cite health and noise concerns, among other issues.

Honolulu police spokeswoman Michelle Yu says the department is in the process of confirming the number of arrests and offenses.


Information from: KGMB-TV,

  1. Don Mat November 16, 2019 7:57 am Reply

    Wind turbines kill thousands of birds every month and will destroy the natural beauty of Hawaii’s Aloha. They are dangerous for health and the property values disintegrate for the local homeowners because of the non-stop noise and ill-health that they bring. The local hawaiians should file an injunction to cease and desist asap!

  2. commonsense November 17, 2019 9:46 am Reply

    I am curious about the ill health effects of the wind turbines. I hear the argument made that they negatively affect a persons health, yet I don’t see any confirmed studies or concrete proof presented. Also, why should ‘local Hawaiians’ file a cease and desist order? Do the non-Hawaiian people that live in the area not have a voice? Do ‘local Hawaiians’ know any more than anyone else?

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