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

Sierra Club Responds to Publishing Draft EIS for the Diversion of East Maui Streams

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi (September 23, 2019) — A&B/Mahi Pono released a draft environmental impact statement for the diversion of stream water from East Maui.  While Sierra Club volunteers, staff, and experts review the document, Marti Townsend, Director for the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi, issued the following statement: “We have heard the big promises of big agriculture … Read more

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

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