The environmental group: Keep the North Shore Country has filed a lawsuit asking the Hawaii Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort to re-examine the environmental impacts of a proposed expansion plan.
The original Impact Statement was approved by the City and County Department of Planning and Permitting in October 2013. Keep the North Shore Country feels that it was based on information that is no longer valid and is suing to have it re-examined. They say that a supplemental impact statement is needed to properly address the issues, and that other issues were, simply ignored.
Philip Brown is an attorney representing Keep the North Shore Country:
If the request is granted, Turtle Bay would have to update its information on its impact to the surrounding wetlands, water quality, endangered species and traffic problems.