Sierra Club disagrees with appeals court ruling in A&B water case

But highlights that the ruling clearly does not affect small farmers Honolulu, Hawaiʻi (Wednesday June 19, 2019) — Yesterday the Intermediate Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Carmichael v. Board of Land and Natural Resources. The ICA ruling essentially says that the lower court should have fully heard arguments on two of the issues … Read more

Call for 2020 Executive Committee Member Nominations

The Hawaiʻi Chapter and its groups on Hawaiʻi Island, Maui, Oʻahu, and Kauaʻi are currently seeking nominations for the 2020 Executive Committees. If you or someone you know is interested in running in our upcoming ExCom election, please fill out the form below by August 15 to nominate yourself/them. Below are Executive Committee member responsibilities, please review before submitting … Read more

Comments on the Navy’s permit application for the Red Hill tanks

Last week, the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) sent an email soliciting public comments on a draft permit application for the Navy’s Red Hill Underground Storage Tanks. These 20 massive tanks have been operating for the last 70+ years and are now required to get a permit as a result of recently adopted new Underground Storage Tanks rules. … Read more

Column: Maui should stop its legal challenge against Clean Water Act

EDITORIAL | ISLAND VOICES By Tim Lara Today  Updated 8:39 p.m. A dirty little secret on Maui is becoming a nationwide embarrassment for our island and entire state. For nearly a decade, Maui County has fought in the courts so that its Lahaina wastewater treatment plant could continue to pump millions of gallons per day of treated … Read more