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KAILUA-KONA—On Hawai'i Island today, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) delivered remarks in support of clean energy technology at the dedication ceremony for the Makai Ocean Engineering OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) Plant, then toured the Kona facility with its engineers and operators.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) this morning attended the National American Indian Housing Council Conference and spoke to attendees from Hawai‘i and across the country about reauthorizing the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA).
Today in Pahoa, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) has been on the ground and in the air with Hawaiʻi Island Mayor Billy Kenoi as they inspect the progress of the Kilauea Lava Flow, assess the damage it has caused to Pahoa property and infrastructure, and offer support to area residents and business owners. They toured the path of the lava flow by helicopter from the vent to the tip, and then walked from Pahoa Town to the edge of the lava flow on Mel Sugimoto’s property, where the lava has already destroyed parts of his macadamia nut field and is less than 100 yards from his home.