Editorial: House water bill not strict enough

EDITORIAL | OUR VIEW It’s crunch time at the state Capitol and, as usually is the case, some eleventh-hour drama is being teed up for the session’s final days before lawmakers adjourn May 2. In the 2019 edition of this annual saga, one of the chief flash points is the battle over water-management policy on Maui, involving … Read more

Comment on Aquarium Fish Trade EIS

As expected, the court mandated (draft) Environmental Impact Statement written up by the same company (Stantec Consulting) that gave us the Keystone pipeline, is delivering a product for a select group of 14 commercial Aquarium fish collectors on Hawaii Island hoping to retain their sweetheart deal of an unregulated extractive industry that has bedeviled the … Read more

Navy’s Red Hill proposal receives strong opposition

by Sophie Cocke | November 20, 2019 About 350 people crowded into a cafeteria at Moanalua Middle School on Tuesday night where the public was given an opportunity to weigh in on the Navy’s proposed plan for upgrading its Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage facility near Pearl Harbor. Public testimony was overwhelmingly opposed to the Navy’s plan, … Read more

Letter: Personal choices won’t be enough

It is good to see more people making sustainable and eco-friendly choices in their lives. But let’s be clear, our personal choices alone did not cause the climate crisis, and they will not solve it either. It is unfair to place the blame solely on the consumer, when the fossil fuel industry is largely to … Read more