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Honolulu Civil Beat: Akaka Proposes Bill to Combat Invasive Species

Fri, October 28, 2011

Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka is proposing federal legislation that would increase the nation's - and Hawaii's - defenses against invasive species that threaten ecosystems and cause millions of dollars in damage to the agricultural industry. 

"Invasive species could permanently devastate Hawaii's fragile ecosystem, and in the process, destroy our state's economy and character," Akaka said at a field hearing in Honolulu Thursday, where Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state officials briefed the senator on the poor state of Hawaii's border inspection measures...

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