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

Editorial: Be vigilant about Navy fuel tanks

EDITORIAL| OUR VIEW March 4, 2019 Updated March 3, 2019 2:49amS The Navy’s Red Hill fuel facility near Pearl Harbor maintains a continuous supply of nearly 200 million gallons of petroleum for ships and jets in colossal underground tanks perched just 100 feet above Oahu’s drinking water aquifer. Its presence here — now approaching eight decades — … Read more

Stand strong for Oʻahu’s drinking water

Your voice is needed now to show strong support for the protection of Oʻahu’s drinking water from any further fuel contamination by the fragile, massive tanks at Red Hill. Resolution 18-266—urging the Hawaiʻi Department of Health and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reject single walled tank upgrades at Red Hill—is being heard in the Honolulu City Council Committee on … Read more