No Automatic Approval for Navy’s Red Hill Tanks

After successful lawsuit, Sierra Club pursues contested case to ensure Health Department better protects Oʻahu’s water supply FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Marti Townsend, DirectorEmail: marti.townsend@sierraclub.orgPhone: (808) 372-1314 HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI (January 10, 2020) — In response to a Sierra Club lawsuit, this week the Hawaiʻi Department of Health amended its rules to prevent the automatic approval … 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

Protect East Maui & Kauaʻi Streams

Protect East Maui’s 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 … Read more

Take action to protect Kauaʻi’s Stream

For a century, the sugar cane industry massively diverted stream water out of the Wailua basin on Kauaʻi’s east side, doing immeasurable harm to the environment and to cultural and agricultural practices of native Hawaiians. Now KIUC wants to continue this destructive practice for another 65 years. Tell the Board of Land and Water Resources (BLNR) … Read more

Navy eyes new 2045 deadline for Red Hill tank improvements

By Sophie Cocke | Today | Updated 10:54 p.m. Navy officials said Thursday that they’re committed to finding a way to install a secondary containment system around their massive, underground fuel tanks at Red Hill where 27,000 gallons of fuel leaked in 2014 — and if they can’t, they will remove the fuel around the … Read more