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

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

Navy should start relocating Red Hill tanks

EDITORIAL| ISLAND VOICES Honolulu Star-Advertiser, December 10, 2017 By Marti Townsend If our enemies poisoned our drinking water, we would all be up in arms. But when the U.S. Navy pollutes our groundwater, it expects us to accept it in the name of national security. We should not and do not accept this. While national security … Read more