Column: Legacy Land Conservation Program protects priceless lands

EDITORIAL| ISLAND VOICESBy Nate Smith, Brad Punu and Jonathan Scheuer |  January 15, 2019  | Updated January 14, 2019 7:03pm He ali‘i ka ‘āina; he kauwā ke kanaka. The land is a chief; man its servant. The Legacy Land Conservation Program (“LLCP”), the subject of a recent state audit, has empowered local communities across the state to care … Read more

New 2019 ExCom Members

Please give a warm welcome to our recently elected ExCom members who will serve a 2-year term from 2019-2020. Hawaiʻi Chapter Heather KimballColin YostNate Yuen Moku Loa Group Ruth AlouaRob CulbertsonBob ErnstKoran Munafo Maui Group Clare ApanaMiranda CampLucienne de NaieDaniel GranthamJanet Six Oʻahu Group Anthony AaltoHannah HubanksSteve Montgomery Kauaʻi Group Kip GoodwinCarl ImparatoJade MossRayne Regush … Read more

Take Action to Return Water to Waiʻaleʻale and Waikoko Streams

Please take a few moments to help stop the theft of our water from our sacred Kaua‘i streams – Wai‘ale‘ale & Waikoko. Next Friday, December 14, the Board of Land and Natural Resources will decide whether to renew the revocable permit (RP 7340) authorizing diversions from Wai‘ale‘ale and Waikoko Streams located in the Wailua ahupua‘a … Read more

Single walled tanks at Red Hill not enough – stand for Oʻahu’s drinking water

Please submit testimony now in support of protecting O‘ahu’s water. You might have already heard, last week resolution 18-266—urging the Hawaiʻi Department of Health and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reject single walled tank upgrades at Red Hill—was heard in and passed out of the Honolulu City Council’s Committee on Public Works, Infrastructure, and Sustainability. … Read more

Climate change: Redraw policies to adapt

By Victoria Keener   |  December 2, 2018  |  Updated December 1, 2018 7:02pm EDITORIAL| INSIGHT| ISLAND VOICES As authors of the chapter covering Hawaii and the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands in the “Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment,” which was released by the federal government on Black Friday, my colleagues and I encountered a dire picture of climate impacts … Read more