Another very bad actor in the Monsanto-Maui lawsuit
“Welcome to Maui County government. If something corrupt needs doing, we’ll do it.”
Last year, the voters of Maui County passed a moratorium, a temporary block on all local Monsanto/Dow GMO experimentation, pending an independent investigation to assess the harm of this secret experimentation.
Immediately, Monsanto and Dow sued. The effect of that lawsuit was to suspend the entirely legitimate vote and put it in limbo, where it has remained, as the case drags forward in federal court.
Astonishingly, the County of Maui government joined the lawsuit on the side of Monsanto and Dow.
This government, whose citizens had just created a new law with their vote, lined up against those very citizens.
“Defend the vote of our own people? Of course not. We’re going to nullify that vote and say it was illegal, even though it wasn’t. Who cares about voting?”
One might suspect the County of Maui government has acted in a corrupt fashion on other occasions and…
Lo and behold…the County has been injecting enormous amounts of foul waste water into wells for the past eight years, every day.
Wait. Not merely for eight years. Since 1994.
Hold on. According to EarthJustice lawyer, David Henkin, who has been involved in a federal case against the County of Maui, the County has been doing this since the 1980s.
Here’s a quote from MauiNow.com, dated June 2, 2014 (“Federal Ruling: Maui County Is Violating Clean Water Act”):
“The county’s use of injection wells at the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility in West Maui violates the federal Clean Water Act according to a federal district court ruling on Friday, the environmental law firm Earthjustice announced.
“Earthjustice reports that the court concluded that most of the three to five million gallons of wastewater that is injected into the wells each day flows through groundwater and emerges offshore of the popular Kahekili Beach Park.
“According to Earthjustice, the court noted that ‘the coral reefs near the submarine seeps have been subject to algal blooms that have led to a decline in coral cover from 55% to 33% between 1994 and 2006’.
“Earthjustice attorney David Henkin said that under the Clean Water Act, ‘Maximum penalties in this case already exceed $100 million,’ and he said, ‘the meter is ticking at a rate of over $100,000 per day’.”
The County Government of Maui has been injecting 3 to 5 million gallons of waste water, per day, into those wells.
The MauiNow article includes a quote from Angela Howe of the Surfrider Foundation:
“Destroying coral isn’t the only problem the injection wells cause. The county’s wastewater contains chemicals like pharmaceuticals and fire retardants that also travel from the injection wells into nearshore waters, threatening local residents and tourists swimming and surfing at Kahekili Beach.”
It gets worse. Even though Maui County government was found guilty last year, no penalty has been imposed yet.
The penalty phase of the case won’t commence until August 11 of this year.
And according to Earthjustice lawyer, David Henkin, Maui County continues to pump waste water into those wells, even now.
Maui County government at work. Poisoning the water; and suing its own citizens for voting to investigate Monsanto and Dow.
A perfect wave. Of corruption.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.