Navy should start relocating Red Hill tanks

EDITORIAL| ISLAND VOICES Honolulu Star-Advertiser, December 10, 2017 By Marti Townsend If our enemies poisoned our drinking water, we would all be up in arms. But when the U.S. Navy pollutes our groundwater, it expects us to accept it in the name of national security. We should not and do not accept this. While national security … Read more

Court denies Health Department’s motion to dismiss, will evaluate state oversight of Red Hill Fuel Tanks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marti Townsend, Director Phone: 808-372-1314 Email: marti.townsend@sierraclub.org Court denies Health Department’s motion to dismiss, will evaluate state oversight of Red Hill Fuel Tanks HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI (December 5, 2017) —  A state court has authorized the Sierra Club’s lawsuit regarding the Red Hill fuel tanks to move forward. Circuit Court judge Jeffrey … Read more

A&B receives permits for another year

After almost 5 hours of presentations and testimony, the Board of Land and Natural Resources granted Alexander & Baldwin permits to continue to divert water from East Maui for another year. Unlike last year’s vote (4-2), this year the Land Board unanimously approved A&B’s permits. The Sierra Club is extremely disappointed in the Board’s decision. … Read more

A&B Seeks Permits to Continue to Divert Water in 2018

On Thursday, November 9, Alexander & Baldwin, who owns East Maui Irrigation and the  Hawaiʻi Commercial & Sugar Company (until it closed in December 2016), is before the Board of Land and Natural Resource to seek renewal of their permits to divert water from East Maui for 2018. A&B is no longer actively farming their … Read more

Sierra Club Committed to Saving Farmland Despite Koa Ridge Groundbreaking Today

HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI (November 2, 2017) — Today, Castle & Cooke Hawaiʻi broke ground on Koa Ridge after over 15 years of opposition from the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi, Save Oʻahu Farmland Alliance, and many other opponents. This development is being built on prime farmland that has an abundance of clean freshwater and fertile soils.1 “While … Read more