Foes, supporters turn out for contentious meeting about Hu Honua project

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald It is a full house Wednesday at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center during an information session about the Hu Honua Bioenergy plant.

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Koohan Paik-Mander confronts Hu Honua consultant Dennis Poma during his presentation Wednesday at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center.

TOM CALLIS/Tribune-Herald TOM CALLIS/Tribune-Herald Dave Clark, a worker employed at the Hu Honua Bioenergy job site, holds samples of polluted water he witnessed flowing over the cliffside at the site on Friday.


A dance troupe performs as their testimony Wednesday at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center during a public testimony session regarding the Hu Honua Bioenergy plant.

Citing concerns over air and water pollution, opponents of the Hu Honua Bioenergy power plant being built along the coast near Pepeekeo asked during a hearing Wednesday that an environmental impact statement be done before the project is complete.