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Energy, economic development measures become law

Energy, economic development measures become law

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed into law bills that are aimed to move Hawaii forward in reducing its dependence on imported oil. Two of the measures enacted are Senate Bills 2785 and 2787, which were among the governor’s priority bills this past session. “I want to thank the Legislature for recognizing the commitment […]

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U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) voted today in support of the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act.  The motion to proceed was 52-48; a 60 vote threshold was required therefore the bill did not advance.

Akaka votes to end tax breaks for big oil companies

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) voted today in support of the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act. The motion to proceed was 52-48; a 60 vote threshold was required therefore the bill did not advance.

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Survey: Public divided over offshore oil drilling

Survey: Public divided over offshore oil drilling

MEDIA RELEASE / Newswise Americans are divided over whether to increase offshore oil drilling, and a majority believes the risks outweigh the benefits, according to a new nationwide survey by Virginia Commonwealth University. When asked specifically about the risk and benefit tradeoffs of offshore drilling, a 51 percent majority says the environmental risks outweigh the […]

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