LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Kauai police are investigating threats made against Mayor Bernard Carvalho after he vetoed a bill regulating the use of pesticides and genetically modified crops.
Kauai Police Chief Darryl Perry said Friday people have threatened the mayor over the phone, through email and on social media.
He says the police take these threats seriously and are moving forward to identify the people who made them.
Carvalho on Thursday said he agreed with the intent of Bill 2491 but vetoed the measure because it was legally flawed.
The legislation would have required Kauai's largest agricultural companies to disclose the presence and use of pesticides and genetically modified crops.
It would have also established pesticide-free buffer zones around schools, hospitals, homes and other areas.