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

A&B receives permits for another year

After almost 5 hours of presentations and testimony, the Board of Land and Natural Resources granted Alexander & Baldwin permits to continue to divert water from East Maui for another year. Unlike last year’s vote (4-2), this year the Land Board unanimously approved A&B’s permits. The Sierra Club is extremely disappointed in the Board’s decision. … Read more

A&B Seeks Permits to Continue to Divert Water in 2018

On Thursday, November 9, Alexander & Baldwin, who owns East Maui Irrigation and the  Hawaiʻi Commercial & Sugar Company (until it closed in December 2016), is before the Board of Land and Natural Resource to seek renewal of their permits to divert water from East Maui for 2018. A&B is no longer actively farming their … Read more