Windfarm meeting Wednesday - Maui

Makawao (HawaiiNewsNow) - Happening Wednesday on Maui. The Dept of Land and Natural Resources is holding a public hearing on a draft habitat conservation plan for the proposed windfarm in East Maui.

Auwahi Wind Energy wants to build the 21 megawatt farm including and electrical collection system, substation, and a 27 mile construction access route.

Critics say the construction and operation of this site could pose a threat to native birds, bats, and moths.

Meeting is Wednesday Night (August 31) at 7 p.m. at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Makawao.