To: Billy Kenoi, Hawai`i County Mayor and Governor David Ige

PGV Drilling Violates County Law

Puna Pono Alliance

Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) says it will drill well KS-16 in violation of Hawai`i County Code § 14-114 (“Geothermal ... drilling operations being conducted one mile or less from a residence, shall be restricted to the operating hours of 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.”) We call on Gov. David Ige and Mayor Billy Kenoi to require PGV to obey the night drilling ban.

Why is this important?

In 2012 the drilling of Puna Geothermal Venture well KS-15 caused continual disturbances of nearby residents. An outpouring of complaints about noise, light, vibration, dust, fear of toxic exposure, etc., led the County Council to enact the night drilling ban. Now PGV wants to resume drilling and ignore the law. See