On the 18th November 2016, Federal Circuit Judge Consuelo M. Callahan prohibited the people of Maui County from regulating the agriculture surrounding them (link).
The Feds sided with scumball Monsanto: Local people have no control over potential poisoning of their land, air, water and ocean with pesticides, industrial chemicals or GMO (genetically modified organisms).
Democracy in Action?
Rich Man Government clearly says FUCK YOU.
Success at the polls in November 2014 for a GMO moratorium meant little. Agribusiness forces regrouped and challenged the limits in the courts.
Democracy is used as a tool of control, and ignored when inconveniencing the powerful.
Of course, toxic Bayer / Monsanto chemicals run off the land into the ocean. They float on the water and react to strong sunshine. Enjoy swimming in a chemical soup? Hawaiian efforts to protect nature were crushed by overseas profiteers. Welcome to Maui stupid tourist.