Testify on the University of Hawaiʻi’s proposed rules for Mauna Kea

The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents will finally meet—after postponing twice—to review the latest version of the administrative rules proposed for Mauna Kea and the University’s own proposal for future Mauna Kea activities.  Wednesday, November 6, 9:45amUniversity of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Performing Arts Center, 200 W. Kawili Street, Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720-4091 Submit testimony by … Read more

Editorial: Don’t stall on Red Hill fuel tanks

EDITORIAL | OUR VIEW When in doubt, delay. That strategy might be palatable for the Navy when dealing with its aging fuel tanks embedded in Red Hill, but it’s not good enough for Oahu residents who depend on the pure aquifer located just 100 feet below the tanks. Navy officials on Thursday said they would commit to remove … Read more

Column: Fossil-fuel companies that caused climate change should pay for it

EDITORIAL | ISLAND VOICESBy Marti Townsend Oct. 6, 2019 For more than 50 years, fossil fuel executives have known that their products cause climate change. Not only did they know with scientific certainty several decades ago that their products cause global warming and would lead to overheating of the planet’s climate, but they lied about it. Hundreds of … Read more

Comment on the Draft EIS for the Diversion of East Maui Streams

The long-awaited draft EIS for the diversion of East Maui streams is finally here. It is a long, hard read, but it is a necessary step to holding the corporate diverters responsible for the harm they have caused to the East Maui watershed. Below is a brief summary of how we got to this point, … Read more

Column: Maui should stop its legal challenge against Clean Water Act

EDITORIAL | ISLAND VOICES By Tim Lara Today  Updated 8:39 p.m. A dirty little secret on Maui is becoming a nationwide embarrassment for our island and entire state. For nearly a decade, Maui County has fought in the courts so that its Lahaina wastewater treatment plant could continue to pump millions of gallons per day of treated … Read more