Impacts of Turtle Bay ruling clear for resort, unclear for Hawaii

·By Michael Levine

The implications of the Hawaii Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of the Oahu resort, outlined in today’s article, aren’t restricted to whether a planned expansion is good or bad for the North Shore.

The real question is whether Environmental Impact Statements should be subject to review after approval. We’ve created a page to help you understand how the EIS process works.

State law says developers should produce an EIS at the “earliest practicable time” to give the community a chance to weigh in on proposed developments. The Supreme Court on April