Sierra Club disagrees with appeals court ruling in A&B water case

But highlights that the ruling clearly does not affect small farmers Honolulu, Hawaiʻi (Wednesday June 19, 2019) — Yesterday the Intermediate Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Carmichael v. Board of Land and Natural Resources. The ICA ruling essentially says that the lower court should have fully heard arguments on two of the issues … Read more

Comments on the Navy’s permit application for the Red Hill tanks

Last week, the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) sent an email soliciting public comments on a draft permit application for the Navy’s Red Hill Underground Storage Tanks. These 20 massive tanks have been operating for the last 70+ years and are now required to get a permit as a result of recently adopted new Underground Storage Tanks rules. … Read more

Name in the News: Bruce Anderson

EDITORIAL| NAME IN THE NEWS By Vicki Viotti March 29, 2019 Updated March 28, 2019 6:31pm Some of the issues have changed, said Bruce Anderson, since the last time he was state Department of Health director, but the job feels about the same: working to move public health improvements forward. Anderson, 66, has a long history with DOH, heading … Read more

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

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