Water bill appears to give A&B a financial break

HAWAII NEWS By Timothy Hurley April 2, 2019 Updated April 2, 2019 12:57am A state measure that would give an assortment of large landowners, agricultural concerns and electrical utilities seven more years to meet stricter requirements for access to public water appears to give one particular company a huge break. A state measure that would give an assortment … Read more

Hawaii Legislature to consider bills on asset forfeiture and water leases

HAWAII NEWS| TOP NEWS By Sophie Cocke April 1, 2019 Updated April 2, 2019 12:54am State lawmakers have scheduled hearings on bills that would reform Hawaii’s civil asset forfeiture program, allow developers to build solar farms on prime agricultural land and extend the period of time that companies and farming interests have to comply with a deadline for obtaining … Read more

Name in the News: Bruce Anderson

EDITORIAL| NAME IN THE NEWS By Vicki Viotti March 29, 2019 Updated March 28, 2019 6:31pm Some of the issues have changed, said Bruce Anderson, since the last time he was state Department of Health director, but the job feels about the same: working to move public health improvements forward. Anderson, 66, has a long history with DOH, heading … Read more

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