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Provoking Pele - A Research Review & Citation Links to Research Articles.

Ben Cole

Jul 4, 2023

The research review article titled "Provoking Pele" discusses the potential influence of geothermal drilling operations on the 2018 volcanic eruption of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii.

The author raises concerns about the lack of oversight and transparency from the for-profit energy company operating the geothermal facility, as well as the potential environmental impacts and increased seismic activity associated with geothermal drilling.

The article calls for more research and informed decision-making regarding geothermal energy in Hawaii to ensure the safety of local communities and the environment.

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About the Author

Ben Cole is a dedicated Hawaii Real Estate Agent with over a Decade of experience helping local families in Hawaii. He takes pride in going the distance required to conduct proper due diligence and meticulous attention to detail in every aspect of the property purchase process. With a focus on the well-being of his clients' mind, body, and soul, Ben embodies the role of a holistic realtor, guiding individuals through the real estate experience with care and consideration for their physical, mental, and emotional health.

As a holistic realtor, Ben conducts his business, communication, and relationships with consciousness and awareness. He strives to guide his clients in finding the answers that resonate with them individually, respecting their unique needs and desires throughout the process.

In addition to his role as a realtor, Ben is a dedicated University of Hawaii student pursuing his passion as an Investigative Media Journalist. He seeks to provide truth and transparency through visual educational pieces, with a specific focus on funding a full documentary on Puna Geothermal Venture. Through his multifaceted pursuits, Ben combines his expertise in real estate with his drive for investigative journalism, aiming to make a positive impact on his community and shed light on important issues.

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Personal Statement to PGV

I am putting Puna Geothermal Venture on notice for being provided with current research, listed in the ‘work sited’ section of this paper, as well as knowledge regarding the potential harm to human life. By ignoring or continuing operations without conducting further due diligence to assess the current research, the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) company and Puna Geothermal Venture are knowingly proceeding without adequate concern for potential loss of human life. It is imperative that immediate action is taken to prioritize human safety and thoroughly evaluate the potential risks associated with their operations.

The current draft of the Environmental Impact Statement being prepared by Puna Geothermal Venture aims to assess the potential environmental impact caused by the company, but the absence of current research within the statement raises concerns regarding the validity and comprehensiveness of the assessment. After reviewing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), I am deeply concerned by its blatant disregard and omission of current research, which provides credible information regarding geological changes, as well as the potential for accelerated destabilization and complete collapse of the Kilauea volcano. By neglecting this vital information, the EIS knowingly ignores the potential for devastating harm to human lives. I urge that the EIS thoroughly incorporates this research to ensure a comprehensive assessment of the potential environmental impact caused by Puna Geothermal Venture.

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