Hawaii Inter-Island Ferry Service May be Halted
by Mark Rogers
The Honolulu Advertiser reports that Hawaii’s Supreme Court, whose ruling last year led to a three-month shutdown of Hawaii Superferry, will decide whether the inter-island service can continue. The court will decide whether Gov. Linda Lingle and the Legislature violated the state Constitution last year with a new law that allowed Superferry to resume operation while an environmental review of the project was being completed. Environmental groups argue that the new law was conceived solely for Superferry. Arguments before the court are scheduled for December 18. A ruling could have an immediate impact on whether Superferry can operate between Oahu and Maui.