Wind Turbine Project on
               Lāna i?
           Island-Wide Survey Shows Community’s
           Thoughts about W...
Community Organizing
    For the past 18 months, LSG has spent thousands
      of hours working to gather community input ...
Why all the Work?
    LSG wanted to find out:
    •   What Lāna ians think about important issues;
    •   What values Lān...
About the Project
    • Castle & Cooke proposes to build a 200 to 350 MW
      “wind farm” project on the north end of Lān...
Who Was Surveyed?
    •   400 randomly selected homes
    •   156 responses
    •   95% confidence; +/- 7.5% margin of err...
Survey Results
    Nearly all respondents were aware of the proposed
      project
                                     Ar...
Survey Results
    Respondents held generally low opinions about what
      benefits the project will bring
            10...
Survey Results
    Majority of respondents believe negative impacts will
     be felt
    100%

     90%

     80%

     7...
Survey Results
    Majority of respondents highly value the land for
     different reasons
                              ...
Lifting Lāna ians Voices
    Lāna ians express their thoughts about the project:
    •   “Another project to take somethin...
Support or Oppose?
    Of the Lāna ians surveyed:
    • 7% supported the windfarm outright;
    • 21% opposed the project;...
Most Important Things
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     Sense O...
LSG’s Position on Windmills
        “At this time, LSG is opposed to the proposed wind
        farm project, because we do...
For More Information
    Stay up to date; Get involved!
    •   Visit our website at http://lanaicity.ning.com ; or
    • ...
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Lanai Community Survey Findings - "Wind Farm" Project

  1. 1. Wind Turbine Project on Lāna i? Island-Wide Survey Shows Community’s Thoughts about Wind Turbines on Lāna i HACBED Community Voice, Collective Action
  2. 2. Community Organizing For the past 18 months, LSG has spent thousands of hours working to gather community input by conducting: • ‘Ohana, Small Group Discussions • Community Meetings • Free Concert • Focus Groups Discussions, and • Community Survey HACBED Community Voice, Collective Action
  3. 3. Why all the Work? LSG wanted to find out: • What Lāna ians think about important issues; • What values Lāna ians hold sacred; • What Lāna ians want for their keiki and kupuna; • What Lāna ians worry about and aspire to; and • What Lāna ians know and feel about the proposed & so-called “wind farm” project This presentation will share findings from one part of our community survey relating to the wind turbine project HACBED Community Voice, Collective Action
  4. 4. About the Project • Castle & Cooke proposes to build a 200 to 350 MW “wind farm” project on the north end of Lāna’i; • ¼ of Lāna’i, or 22,000 acres, could potentially be used; • The energy will be piped to Oahu via an underwater sea cable; • None of the power will be consumed on Lāna’i; Keahiakawelo or Garden of the Gods; site of the proposed “wind farm” project HACBED Community Voice, Collective Action
  5. 5. Who Was Surveyed? • 400 randomly selected homes • 156 responses • 95% confidence; +/- 7.5% margin of error • Demographics represent 2000 U.S. Census data – 46% Filipinos – 21% White – 11% Japanese – 10% Hawaiian HACBED Community Voice, Collective Action
  6. 6. Survey Results Nearly all respondents were aware of the proposed project Are you aware of the wind farm project? Yes No HACBED Community Voice, Collective Action
  7. 7. Survey Results Respondents held generally low opinions about what benefits the project will bring 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 22% 10% 11% 0% Increase jobs Decrease bills Provide community benefits HACBED Community Voice, Collective Action
  8. 8. Survey Results Majority of respondents believe negative impacts will be felt 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 65% 58% 54% 51% 52% 20% 10% 0% Decrease Hunting Access Permanently Alter the Land Decrease Fishing Access Destroy Cultural Sites Not Decrease Electric Bills HACBED Community Voice, Collective Action
  9. 9. Survey Results Majority of respondents highly value the land for different reasons What value does the land hold for you? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 66% 64% 53% 30% 20% 10% 0% Natural beauty Hunting/Fishing access Cultural HACBED Community Voice, Collective Action
  10. 10. Lifting Lāna ians Voices Lāna ians express their thoughts about the project: • “Another project to take something away from Lanai” • “Benefit landowners only” • “Eye sore, restricted access.” • “Experience with solar farms = no electricity bill decrease [no] jobs for Lāna ians .” • “It will do nothing for Lāna i” • “[B]e good if electricity came to homes here” • “Jobs for non-Lāna ians” • “Keep Castle & Cooke financially [safe and] not go out of business.” • “No stop hunting and fishing.” HACBED Community Voice, Collective Action
  11. 11. Support or Oppose? Of the Lāna ians surveyed: • 7% supported the windfarm outright; • 21% opposed the project; • 23% supported the project but with reservation; and • 36% needed more information *Support or not, respondents clearly saw the potential for the project to divide the community, negatively impacting one of the most important things to Lāna ians . . . Sense of community and relationships to each other. HACBED Community Voice, Collective Action
  12. 12. Most Important Things 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Sense Of Community - The People Lana`i Lifestyle Natural Resources - Lanai's Beauty Safety Access - Hunting, Fishing, Outdoors HACBED Community Voice, Collective Action
  13. 13. LSG’s Position on Windmills “At this time, LSG is opposed to the proposed wind farm project, because we do not see that the potential benefits outweigh the impacts to the environmental, cultural, natural beauty, social, and economic impacts to Lāna i and its community.” While LSG is opposed to the project, we are committed to ensuring that this project is vetted through a fair process and that Lāna ians are heard. Soon, LSG will be hosting meetings to gather more community input, & share our ideas about mitigation and benefits. HACBED Community Voice, Collective Action
  14. 14. For More Information Stay up to date; Get involved! • Visit our website at http://lanaicity.ning.com ; or • Facebook page - Lāna ians for Sensible Growth • Email – lsglanai@gmail.com • We host monthly membership meetings the 2nd Mondays of every month HACBED Community Voice, Collective Action

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