Column: Climate-change litigation for Hawaii?

EDITORIAL | ISLAND VOICES By Denise Antolini, Charles Chip Fletcher and Alyssa JohlMay 5, 2019 It’s no secret that climate change is already impacting Hawaii. The years 2015 and 2016 were the hottest on record. Rising sea levels erode precious beaches. Floods and drought are more common. Rainfall has declined over the past century. Tropical … 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

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