Red Hill Bill in the House

The Red Hill Bill, Senate Bill 2930 SD2 has its first hearing in the House this week. This bill requires that the Red Hill tanks have secondary containment—that is, leak prevention—or the tanks be removed and the fuel relocated. The deadline for accomplishing this was blanked out in the last Senate Committee to hear the bill … Read more

Chapter Seeking Assistant Treasurer

Here’s your chance to join the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the country as the Volunteer Assistant Treasurer! • Gain valuable experience and training • Develop financial skills • Work with “green”($) for a “green” organization The Sierra Club of Hawai‘i’s Chapter ExCom needs your part-time financial and bookkeeping skills on … Read more

Red Hill fuel ruling must quicken fixes

EDITORIAL | OUR VIEW February 26, 2018 Updated February 26, 2018 12:05am The existence of the Navy’s underground fuel storage facility at Red Hill — constructed during the World War II era — was a state secret until the early 1990s, when the tank farm was declassified. That disclosure prompted petroleum leak-related worries and other concerns … Read more

Court Rules Red Hill Tanks Violate State Law 

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Marti Townsend, Director Phone: 808-372-1314 Email:   Court Rules Red Hill Tanks Violate State Law  HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI (February 21, 2018) — Today first circuit court Judge Jeffrey Crabtree ruled in favor of the Sierra Club, finding that the state’s exemption of the Navy’s Red Hill fuel tanks violate state law. This means the U.S. … Read more

World Wetland Day 2018

by Tanya Dreizin When we think about Hawaiʻi, we visualize pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and immense volcanoes. What many of us don’t often realize are the importance and beauty of Hawaiʻi’s wetlands. Worldwide Wetlands Day is coming up on February 2nd, and it is a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of what wetlands … Read more