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

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

Public meeting on Red Hill Fuel Tanks Reveals Major Concerns  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Marti Townsend, Director Email: Phone: (808) 372-1314 Public meeting on Red Hill Fuel Tanks Reveals Major Concerns   Navy reports reveal extensive corrosion and assumes large, sudden leak from Red Hill fuel tank would have minimal impact on Oʻahu’s groundwater Honolulu, Hawaiʻi (November 1, 2018) — The Department of … 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

Navy fuel tank fixes can’t wait

EDITORIAL | OUR VIEW Editorial: Navy fuel tank fixes can’t wait September 28, 2018  |  Updated September 27, 2018 6:55pm Honolulu Board of Water Supply officials and environmentalists are rightly raising more red flags at Red Hill, the Navy’s underground fuel storage facility. This time, they’re pointing to Navy testing on one of its massive underground … Read more