Lā 188: ....Anyway so during his time with the department he never visited Pōhakuloa even once. But that's not surprising since we know no one from the department did a site inspection since 1984.
So the first (and only witness) to take the stand today was Kevin Moore who worked for the BLNR/DLNR for 3 1/2 years. Interestingly he was also a partner at the law-firm Carlsmith Ball. Which is bizarre since this is the third trial I've covered lately that they are somehow involved with. If you've been following they are the firm representing UH and BLNR in the Hawaii Supreme Court case over TMT and they were also the Sharks that represented DuPont Pioneer in the Waimea trial. Anyway so during his time with the department he never visited Pōhakuloa even once. But that's not surprising since we know no one from the department did a site inspection since 1984. He testified that in response to a HRS chapter 92 request to provide all documents which pertain to the U.S. Govt compliance and or DLNR/BLNR records pertaining to the clean up of Pōhakuloa he wrote: based on our review of the file it contains no record responsive to this request with the possible exception of some news articles about depleted uranium. It is brought to light that they finally did do an inspection in Dec 2014, which contains evidence of shell debris on the ground. However that visit did not prompt the State to render a written determination of whether the U.S. Has been in compliance with the lease. He offered there has also been no notice of default issued but they have met with the military to discuss a new lease negotiation. So he admits to recommending a new lease agreement for Pōhakuloa even though there hadn't been an inspection in at least 15 years (more like 30) #pohakuloa #kukiaimauna #pohakuloatrial #cartooncourtreport #BABcourtreport #alohaaina
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