Critics, supporters of Kauai dairy farm seek to sway public opinion

KOLOA, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) –
A proposed dairy farm on Kauai’s south shore is not only fighting lawsuits. It’s fighting with critics over the public’s perception of the project.

The battle for Mahaulepu is, above all, about the water that flows through several farms into the Waiopili stream and out to the ocean.

That water is polluted and no one knows why. The head of the state’s Clean Water Branch thinks its soil sediment or animal feces; maybe feral pigs, ducks or horses.

The Friends of Mahaulepu are convinced it will get much worse with 699 cows grazing in the area. They’ve been fighting to stop it with public meetings, letter writing, newspaper ads, and radio spots.

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