Now what’s up with Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV)? Are they starting up again? Have they made any public statements as to their intentions? Did they obtain an air permit application for their new planned activities? In order for PGV to resume operations, PGV will need to conduct substation repair. For more information from PGV’s first … Read morePuna Geothermal Venture
The 2% Land Fund was created by citizens to protect natural resources, watersheds, open space, parklands and cultural sites. We proposed to have the County set aside 2% of property taxes each year to have a guaranteed source of funding to obtain matching funds to acquire property. A small group of citizens met in 2006, … Read moreHawaii County’s 2% Land Fund is under Fire! URGENT – TAKE ACTION!
Kevin Owen, Hu Honua manager, spoke to the Game Management Commission recently. He declined to say what they plan to do with stored wastewater from boiler cleaning. They still need permits for their injection wells, stormwater, and ash disposal. A challenge by Life of the Land to their Power Purchase Agreement with HELCO is awaiting … Read moreHu Honua
View Big Island Video News of February 19 Pi’ilani Bottling Plant Testimony @ County Council Pi’ilani Partners’ zoning request comes before County Council 9 AM Thursday, March 28, at the West Hawaii Civic Center with video hookup to remote sites. See the agenda here. The zoning request is still alive, though the Planning Commission recently … Read moreWater Bottling Plant Pi’ilani Partners aka Suisan group
The Humu’ula trail is gated at the highway as there appears to be liability issues among multiple stakeholders. An agreement for day use has been reached among them, yet is only a temporary solution. The access road that runs next to Ookala Dairy, is now in the process of shutting down. This trail does have … Read moreHumu’ula Trail
New coastal lands in Puna are owned by the state—there are new hot ponds and trails, yet how will it be managed? USGS lands survey have been sent to the state. The Sierra Club has sent a letter to DLNR to request a seat at the table. An after-action report by Civil Defense will be … Read moreNew Lands @ Puna
Administrative Rules Proposed draft 2 (2.2.19) requires discussion The Board of Land and Natural Resources approved the University of Hawaii’s Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP) with a Public Access Sub-Plan (PAP) in 2009 with the intention that: the CMP would align with DLNR’s statutory responsibility to hold the Mauna Kea land in trust for the benefit … Read moreMauna Kea use and UH proposed admin rules
The Pacific Earth Institute announces:The Green New Deal Student Film Competition! Open to all students enrolled in a Hawaii Island high school. $1000 1st Prize!For more info
Earth Day: April 26 8:30-1:30 pm at the University of Hawaii Hilo Campus Center.
Would you like to participate? We would love to have you join us at the Sierra Club display.
Children’s activities are needed. If you are interested, please contact Emily Garland email@example.com