Friday, May 23, 2008

VOG Debate

Honolulu Advertiser columnist Lee Cataluna takes issue here with Rep. Herkes' statement that the VOG constitutes a natural disaster. She writes:

Well, OK, some of the crops can't handle the sulfur and some people can't handle the sulfur, but calling it a natural disaster? Those tend to be catastrophes that can't be outrun or negated by a hotel suite with air conditioner.

Lee presents an interesting dilemma for those promoting Hawaii as a visitor destination, but Big Island residents who have lost their entire crop of protea, or who depend upon water catchment systems which are turning acidic, may not take it so lightly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pele getting even!