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

Court denies Health Department’s motion to dismiss, will evaluate state oversight of Red Hill Fuel Tanks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marti Townsend, Director Phone: 808-372-1314 Email: marti.townsend@sierraclub.org Court denies Health Department’s motion to dismiss, will evaluate state oversight of Red Hill Fuel Tanks HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI (December 5, 2017) —  A state court has authorized the Sierra Club’s lawsuit regarding the Red Hill fuel tanks to move forward. Circuit Court judge Jeffrey … Read more

A&B receives permits for another year

After almost 5 hours of presentations and testimony, the Board of Land and Natural Resources granted Alexander & Baldwin permits to continue to divert water from East Maui for another year. Unlike last year’s vote (4-2), this year the Land Board unanimously approved A&B’s permits. The Sierra Club is extremely disappointed in the Board’s decision. … Read more