Traffic impact statement waived for new gas station

Wow, another Lahaina gas station, just what we need here on the west side of Maui (The Maui News, July 10). Another gas station that sells gas for the exact same price as every other gas station in Lahaina, but no one has ever done an investigation on price fixing! So why was the traffic impact statement waived for this station on the busiest corner in Lahaina?

If you want to build affordable housing for the workers on Maui you have to go through at least two to three years of environmental impact statements, but a gas station? No problem; according to The Maui News it was approved in less than six months — start to finish.

Something smells.

Fred Van Osten

Lahaina