Allow no development or activity near important reef

When making decisions about protecting coral reefs from the harmful effects of development, the County Council should rely on science and not on faulty childhood memories or the opinions of one’s spouse.

A case in point is the decision by the council concerning the reef at Kapaiki, an area just south of Olowalu. Not only should no development be allowed anywhere near that reef, but all activity should be prohibited in that area.

We have already destroyed much of the marine life in the West Maui coastal waters, and now the iconic Honolua Bay is being harmed by nearby development. When is this criminal stupidity going to stop?

Tom Hansen