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Kauai Superferry Activists Take Message to Oahu

By Angela Keen

HONOLULU (KHNL) - People from Kauai who are upset over the Superferry took their message to Honolulu. Nearly a dozen activists from the Garden Island traveled to the State Capitol to speak out.

They say they want the Superferry to suspend service until an environmental impact statement is conducted.

Keone Kealoha from Malama Kauai said, "Any company that loves and respects a special place should be happy to perform an environmental assessment".

Rich Hoeppner from the People for the Protection of Kauai said, "We've been saying from the very beginning, get an environmental impact statement before you come here. Nobody has given me a valid answer for any reason to not have an EIS."

The groups say they aren't actually protesting the ferry. Instead, they say it is really about all of the potentially invasive things that come with it such as cars.

They are asking people to boycott the ferry until the proper environmental reviews are done.