Letter from Pele Defense Fund attorney James Dombroski to Environmental Council regarding DLNR proposal to exempt geothermal exploration from environmental review (click here to see the Settlement Agreement cited in the letter, click here for a .pdf version of the letter).  The  Environmental Council decided to deny DLNR's proposed environmental review exemption for geothermal exploration.  Eventually, that denial allowed PDF's senior officers to successfully sue DLNR for failure to require an environmental review for geothermal exploration at Hualalai.