DOH: Hu Honua Bioenergy violated pollution laws

A Hamakua resident testifies against the plant Nov. 14 at Imiloa Astronomy Center during a public testimony session regarding the Hu Honua Bioenergy plant. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Health Clean Water Branch is pursuing an environmental enforcement action against the Hu Honua Bioenergy facility in Pepeekeo on Hawaii Island, the DOH said in a press release today.