Call for 2019 Executive Committee Member Nominations

The Hawaiʻi Chapter and its groups on Hawaiʻi Island, Maui, Oʻahu, and Kauaʻi are currently seeking nominations for the 2019 Executive Committees. If you or someone you know is interested in running in our upcoming ExCom election, please fill out the form below by August 31 to nominate yourself/them. Below are Executive Committee member responsibilities, please review before submitting … Read more

Say hello to our 2018 summer interns!

Please give a warm welcome our 2018 summer interns Robinah and Brayden! Robinah Gibola Robinah joins us as a Global Leadership and Sustainable Development graduate student at Hawaiʻi Pacific University. She is from Kitgum, a small town located in northern Uganda that is still in recovery after a war that lasted over 25 years. While … Read more

New Regulations for Red Hill Fuel Tanks Still Give Navy 20 Years to Comply

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Marti Townsend marti.townsend@sierraclub.org or 808-372-1314 New Regulations for Red Hill Fuel Tanks Still Give Navy 20 Years to Comply Majority of testimony demands Navy upgrade sooner Today, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health held a public hearing on new regulations for underground storage tanks including the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage … Read more

The special treatment of the Red Hill facility

Did you know that the Hawaiʻi Department of Health raised the level of allowable contamination in the groundwater for specific kinds of fuel—specifically for the waters under Red Hill? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not set contamination levels set for groundwater therefore the individual states are left to use their own discretion to set … Read more

Overhaul of EIS rules is here

Today marks the start of the public hearings on a proposed overhaul of the regulations implementing the law that requires environmental impact statements in Hawaiʻi, Haw. Rev. Stat. Chap. 343. Everything you need to participate in this rulemaking process can be found at this web address: http://health.hawaii.gov/oeqc/rules-update/ This includes the current regulations, the proposed new … Read more