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

Revocable permit hearing on East Maui stream diversions

On Friday, the Board of Land and Natural Resources will consider renewing Alexander & Baldwin’s temporary permits for water that they have had for nearly 40 years. These diversions were originally installed more than 100 years ago to transport water to sugarcane fields and as a result drained loʻi kalo and dried out vibrant traditional … Read more

Editorial: Upgrade too slow for Red Hill tanks

EDITORIAL | OUR VIEW Editorial: Upgrade too slow for Red Hill tanks November 5, 2018   Updated November 4, 2018 7:42pm Briskly constructed during the World War II era, the Navy’s underground fuel storage facility in the hills above Pearl Harbor — the largest such tank farm in the Northern Hemisphere — was a state secret until … Read more