+3.2ft: Sea Level Rise in Hawaiʻi

The preservation of Hawaiʻi’s shorelines is not only critical to protect the countless flora and fauna living there, but also to protect our way of life. The science is clear that one of the impacts of warming global temperatures is sea level rise. The negative impacts to low-lying coastal areas include loss of critical habitat, … Read more

Sierra Club files motion for summary judgement in suit against Health Department

On January 8, the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi filed a motion for summary judgement in our suit against the Department of Health. This motion asks the court to rule to invalidate the Department of Health’s special exemption for the Red Hill fuel tanks because they are inconsistent with state law. The rules improperly exempt military … Read more

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