Editorial: Upgrade too slow for Red Hill tanks

EDITORIAL | OUR VIEW Editorial: Upgrade too slow for Red Hill tanks November 5, 2018   Updated November 4, 2018 7:42pm Briskly constructed during the World War II era, the Navy’s underground fuel storage facility in the hills above Pearl Harbor — the largest such tank farm in the Northern Hemisphere — was a state secret until … Read more

One Week: Red Hill Task Force Meeting

Don’t forget, the Red Hill public meeting has been rescheduled to next week on Thursday, November 1st. We encourage everyone to submit written testimony prior to the meeting. This meeting will be the only public engagement opportunity for our supporters to voice their concerns before the Navy officially releases its preferred upgrade option for the … Read more

Rulemaking to impact Red Hill tanks

The Department of Health has began their formal administrative rulemaking process to update their underground storage tank regulations, as required by the court ruling in our lawsuit against the Health Department. These newly proposed regulations are supposed to bring DOH’s treatment of underground fuel tanks — like those at Red Hill — into compliance with … Read more

Court Rules Red Hill Tanks Violate State Law 

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Marti Townsend, Director Phone: 808-372-1314 Email: marti.townsend@sierraclub.org   Court Rules Red Hill Tanks Violate State Law  HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI (February 21, 2018) — Today first circuit court Judge Jeffrey Crabtree ruled in favor of the Sierra Club, finding that the state’s exemption of the Navy’s Red Hill fuel tanks violate state law. This means the U.S. … Read more

Sierra Club files motion for summary judgement in suit against Health Department

On January 8, the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi filed a motion for summary judgement in our suit against the Department of Health. This motion asks the court to rule to invalidate the Department of Health’s special exemption for the Red Hill fuel tanks because they are inconsistent with state law. The rules improperly exempt military … Read more