Letter from the Chair: Our Climate Choices

by Colin Yost, Hawaiʻi Chapter Executive Committee Chair It’s a bleak thing to say, but the international scientific assessment of the climate crisis feels like a cancer diagnosis. I wake up every morning with the knowledge that the diagnosis hasn’t changed and that our planet is one day closer to catastrophe. It’s easy to feel … Read more

Honolulu City Council Passes Resolution Urging Secondary Containment or Relocation of Tanks at Red Hill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Marti Townsend, Chapter Director, Sierra Club of Hawai‘iTelephone: 808-372-1314Email: marti.townsend@sierraclub.org HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I (Friday, March 8 2019) – Today in an unanimous vote, the Honolulu City Council passed Resolution 18-266 CD1, urging the Hawaiʻi Department of Health and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reject the approval of any single wall tank upgrades and … Read more

Hawai‘i Gas Boiling Against Landmark Decision on Solar Water Heaters

Fossil Fuel Company Belatedly Seeks to Intervene in Environmental Court Case FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 25, 2019CONTACT: Leinā‘ala L. Ley, Earthjustice:  (808) 599-2436, lley@earthjustic.orgWill Giese, Hawaiʻi Solar Energy Association:  (808) 232-8371, wgiese@hsea.org HONOLULU, Hawaiʻi – On Friday, The Gas Co. LLC (dba Hawai‘i Gas), a subsidiary of Australian-based Macquarie Infrastructure Group, filed a request to intervene in state environmental … Read more

Red Hill Reso at Full City Council – 3/8

Last Wednesday, a committee of the Honolulu City Council passed a resolution urging the EPA and Hawaiʻi Dept. of Health to reject the Navy’s proposal to maintain the status quo at Red Hill.  They were clear: either the Navy upgrades the tanks to secondary containment or moves the fuel away from our aquifer. This is … Read more

Editorial: Be vigilant about Navy fuel tanks

EDITORIAL| OUR VIEW March 4, 2019 Updated March 3, 2019 2:49amS The Navy’s Red Hill fuel facility near Pearl Harbor maintains a continuous supply of nearly 200 million gallons of petroleum for ships and jets in colossal underground tanks perched just 100 feet above Oahu’s drinking water aquifer. Its presence here — now approaching eight decades — … Read more