Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Voggy Day

Rep. Bob Herkes, chair of the Special Committee on Vog Effects wrapped up a series of meetings yesterday, covering:

*status of volcanic activity
*the interagency task force
*the Hawaii Volcano Helpline
*emergency vog shelters
*health issues
*water issues
*school issues
*agricultural issues
*economic issues

Here are links to the media coverage:

The Honolulu Advertiser, "Lack of shelters troubles vog zone"
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, "Relocation of farmers from vog suggested"
KHON2, "House meets on matters of vog"
KITV, "Officials suggest 'safe room' to avoid vog dangers"
KGMB9, "Big Isle Officials discuss vog problem at capitol"
KHNL, "The solution to the vog might be in Washington"
Hawaii Tribune-Herald, "Lawmakers powerless against vog"


Anonymous said...

Is there any information on the Capitol website about this committee? i.e. Any testimony received at the info briefings might be worth sharing.

Georgette said...

Not yet, but I believe that the information will be accessible as soon as the final report is completed. Stay tuned. We'll let you know as soon as we know.