A&B (HC&S) ends Cane Burning
On December 12, 2016 Alexander & Baldwin ended cane burning two weeks prior to the court-ordered date of December 25, 2016. This marks the end of A&B’s unhealthy and polluting industrial agriculture practice and also marks the end of their coal-burning electric operation. No longer will ships take sugar to the mainland and come back filled with coal to burn in the boilers with their poor pollution control aparatus.
The residents of Maui got a double Christmas gift of clean air – no daily smoke from biomass burning and the end to Maui’s only coal operation.