Hawaiian residents fight to preserve sensitive areas from commercial development
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In Hawaii, unions, environmentalists and native residents are raising concerns about a new, quasi-government agency that they say poses a threat to local areas set for development. The Public Land Development Corporation was created to oversee commercial enterprises on Hawaii’s public lands, which make up almost half the archipelago. Supporters say the projects could benefit local residents, but critics say exemptions from zoning laws to promote tourism and real estate threaten sensitive areas. FSRN’s Anne Keala Kelly reports.