Editorial: Be vigilant about Navy fuel tanks

EDITORIAL| OUR VIEW March 4, 2019 Updated March 3, 2019 2:49amS The Navy’s Red Hill fuel facility near Pearl Harbor maintains a continuous supply of nearly 200 million gallons of petroleum for ships and jets in colossal underground tanks perched just 100 feet above Oahu’s drinking water aquifer. Its presence here — now approaching eight decades — … Read more

Editorial: Stop foot-dragging on water leases

February 18, 2019 Updated February 17, 2019 2:19am EDITORIAL| OUR VIEW Native Hawaiian groups and environmentalists are justified in their anger about House Bill 1326, which prolongs for up to seven years compliance with hard-fought requirements pertaining to distribution and protection of the state’s water resources. The measure advancing at the state Capitol would allow Alexander &Baldwin … Read more

Red Hill fuel ruling must quicken fixes

EDITORIAL | OUR VIEW February 26, 2018 Updated February 26, 2018 12:05am The existence of the Navy’s underground fuel storage facility at Red Hill — constructed during the World War II era — was a state secret until the early 1990s, when the tank farm was declassified. That disclosure prompted petroleum leak-related worries and other concerns … Read more