Sierra Club Calls on Health Department to Update Fuel Tank Rules to Prevent Leaks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marti Townsend, Director marti.townsend@sierraclub.org Honolulu, Hawaiʻi (May 24, 2017) — The Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi delivered official notice to the state Department of Health today that their underground storage tank regulations violate a 1992 state statute. The 1992 law states, “Existing underground storage tanks or existing tank systems shall be replaced … Read more

Outings Leaders Head to Pālehua

Mālama I Ka Honua  |  April-June 2017  |  By Gary Gill, Oʻahu Group Adviser On a crisp Sunday morning, a dozen Sierra Club outings leaders woke early to assess the outings potential of Pālehua in the southern Wai‘anae Mountains. They found new trails to blaze, sandalwood groves to protect, pig fences to improve, and a … Read more

City should get serious about plastic bag ban

Honolulu Star-Advertiser |  May 8, 2017 Editorial| Our View Introduced by Councilman Brandon Elefante, Bill 59’s initial focus was to phase out the so-called reusable plastic bags by 2020 and also ban compostable plastic bags from checkout counters since Oahu lacks the commercial composting facility needed to cleanly break them down. It’s frustrating to see … Read more

Protect expanded marine monument

Honolulu Star Advertiser Editorial – Our View May 3, 2017 A portion of Midway Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is seen from Air Force One. While on the campaign trail last year, Donald Trump vowed to reverse several of President Barack Obama’s conservation-minded executive orders and reduce environmental regulations. So, it comes as … Read more

Clean Energy Here, Safe Communities There

Mālama I Ka Honua  |  April-June 2017  |  By Will Giese, UH School of Public Administration Intern When I was twelve, my mother took me and my younger brother to our first protest. Many of the defining moments in my life revolved around demonstrations, protests, and civil disobedience. I got detention for condemning schools for their … Read more