Cesspools Could Soon Impact Hawaiʻi’s Drinking Water

Act 125, passed in the 2017 legislative session, bans all cesspools by 2050 and expands the tax credit to to homeowners with the intention of making it less financially burdening to upgrade existing cesspools. In December, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health released a report required by this law that investigated the number, scope, location and … Read more

Hike with us through 50 years!

2018 marks our 50th year in Hawaiʻi! One way we will be commemorating our half-century in Hawaiʻi nei is by scheduling victory hikes throughout the state, at least one per quarter by each group. Each victory hike will celebrate the club’s past, present, and future efforts in building, protecting, preserving and/or improving a particular area. We … Read more

Hawai‘i High Court Affirms Citizens’ Right to Protect Environmental Interests Before State Public Utilities Commission

For Immediate Release December 14, 2017 Contacts: Kylie Wager Cruz | Attorney | Earthjustice | (808) 599-2436 | kwager@earthjustice.org Marti Townsend | Director Sierra Club of Hawai‘i | (808) 538-6616 | marti.townsend@sierraclub.org Hawai‘i High Court Affirms Citizens’ Right to Protect Environmental Interests Before State Public Utilities Commission Declares Due Process Interest in Right to a … Read more

Hawai‘i’s Mayors commit to shared goal of 100 percent renewable ground transportation by 2045

Post shared from Oʻahu Group’s blog on 12/13: Today in Wai‘anae, Leaders from the City and County of Honolulu, Maui County, Hawai‘i County and Kaua‘i County came together today on the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa in committing to transform Hawai‘i’s public and private ground transportation to 100 percent renewable fuel sources by 2045. Honolulu Mayor … Read more

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