Editorial: House water bill not strict enough

EDITORIAL | OUR VIEW It’s crunch time at the state Capitol and, as usually is the case, some eleventh-hour drama is being teed up for the session’s final days before lawmakers adjourn May 2. In the 2019 edition of this annual saga, one of the chief flash points is the battle over water-management policy on Maui, involving … Read more

No Automatic Approval for Navy’s Red Hill Tanks

After successful lawsuit, Sierra Club pursues contested case to ensure Health Department better protects Oʻahu’s water supply FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Marti Townsend, DirectorEmail: marti.townsend@sierraclub.orgPhone: (808) 372-1314 HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI (January 10, 2020) — In response to a Sierra Club lawsuit, this week the Hawaiʻi Department of Health amended its rules to prevent the automatic approval … Read more

Editorial: Renewable energy faces challenges

EDITORIAL | OUR VIEWJan. 6, 2020 As Hawaii continues to move toward its clean-energy mandate to generate 100% of electricity sales from renewable resources within the next 25 years, on a smaller scale, Kauai is already catching sight of the finish line. For stretches of several hours in November and December — 32 hours, in all — … Read more

Comment on Aquarium Fish Trade EIS

As expected, the court mandated (draft) Environmental Impact Statement written up by the same company (Stantec Consulting) that gave us the Keystone pipeline, is delivering a product for a select group of 14 commercial Aquarium fish collectors on Hawaii Island hoping to retain their sweetheart deal of an unregulated extractive industry that has bedeviled the … Read more