Date should be set for the end of cane burning

The County Council should pick a date – five, 10, 15 years into the future – and outlaw cane burning beyond that date.

Allow Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. a very reasonable horizon/deadline to figure a way to harvest without burning.

Ten or 15 years may seem like a long time for some to continue to put up with burning, but at least there would be an understood end to this process.

Interestingly, it’s been about a decade since I first made this proposal on these pages. Time flies, as does ash.

Bruce Erfer