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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Auditor: Fraud-riddled HI5 Program Ripped off by Whole Foods Market for 6 Years
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 11:27 PM :: 5448 Views :: Environment, Ethics

...the DBC Program paid $2.6 million in deposit refunds for approximately 3.5 million pounds of recycled materials that cannot be accounted for....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Incense and Candles Can Pollute
By Jack Dini @ 1:06 AM :: 4809 Views :: Environment

Smoke produced by burning incense and candles can be worse than the pollution found next to a busy road....

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Fences and Eradication: Petition Calls for Rejection of Suzanne Case
By News Release @ 2:02 PM :: 5209 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

With Suzanne Case being the Chairperson of DLNR there will be no animals to harvest because of fences and eradication....

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Saturday, April 11, 2015
Suzanne Case Pays for Aerial Shooting and Eradication: Can Hunters Trust Her?
By Dr Maxwell Cooper @ 1:54 PM :: 5772 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

The Nature Conservancy uses aerial shooting of ungulates, fencing and eradication, and supports eliminating non-native animal populations....

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Ige Nominates Suzanne Case to DLNR, Names Three to School Board
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 6089 Views :: Education K-12, Environment, Hawaii State Government

Suzanne Case is a 28-year veteran of The Nature Conservancy and has served as its executive director since 2001....

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Sunday, April 5, 2015
The Turtle Bay Bill, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 7466 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

...They were under the impression that the bond sale process needed to begin by June 30 of this year. “No,” said the Department of Attorney General, “the law says that the bond sale needs to be DONE by June 30.”...

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
SCR181: Interisland Ferry System Study
By Michael Hansen @ 10:16 PM :: 6022 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

There are several State regulatory issues that need to be resolved prior to attempting to establish a Hawaii interisland ferry and are at least as important as the technical modeling, facilities and feasibility considerations....

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
MIT: Scientific illiteracy in left-wing politics
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 AM :: 7565 Views :: Energy, Environment, GMOs

...in blue states like Vermont, Oregon, Maine, Hawaii, and Washington....

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Feds Grab for Control of 1,601 square miles of Hawaii Waters
By News Release @ 6:39 PM :: 4280 Views :: Environment

...expanding from a sanctuary that manages only humpback whales to one that manages all natural and cultural resources within its boundaries....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Am Samoa: Amata Blasts Administration’s “Environmental Colonialism”
By News Release @ 2:31 PM :: 5023 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation

...Aumua Amata, who serves as the Vice-Chairman of the subcommittee, addressed Esther P. Kia’aina....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Hawaii is Not the Hawaii I Knew
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:01 PM :: 6811 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Cost of Living

...the SHAKA Movement is now going after the sugar cane industry....

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
California Plastic Bag Ban Suspended as 800,000 Sign Repeal Ballot Petition
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 5939 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes
“SB 270 was never a bill about the environment. It was a backroom deal between the California Grocers Association and their union friends to scam consumers out of billions of dollars in bag fees – all under the guise of environmentalism.”
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Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Hawaii Democratic Party Wants Farmers Out of Business
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:18 PM :: 6748 Views :: Democratic Party, Environment, Agriculture

Read their testimony below....

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Senate Schedules Confirmation Hearing for Controversial DLNR Appointee
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 5504 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

Wednesday March 11th at 10 AM in room 229....

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Sunday, February 8, 2015
Top ‘Scientists’ Caught Adjusting Temperature Readings
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 6504 Views :: Environment, World News

...‘In the business and trading world, people go to jail for such manipulations of data’….

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
DLNR: Pacific Whale Institute 'Will be Held Accountable' for Grounding Catamaran
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 4137 Views :: Environment

...This is what happens when anti-Superferry activists are allowed to operate seagoing catamarans....

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
DLNR Report Shows Major Increase in Aquarium Fish Populations
By Selected News Articles @ 5:53 PM :: 5697 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Overall Yellow Tang abundance has increased 58% (over 1.3 million fish) from 1999/2000 to 2012-2013 to a current population of 3.6 million fish....

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Hawaii 'Deep Ecology' Activist Joins White Supremacists
By Selected News Articles @ 5:37 PM :: 7736 Views :: Environment, Hawaii History

...he eventually became the Sea Shepherd regional director in Hawaii....

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Monday, January 26, 2015
$100M Penalty? Federal Court Again Finds Maui County in Violation of Clean Water Act
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 5507 Views :: Maui County, Environment

Maximum penalties in this case already exceed $100 million, and the meter is ticking at a rate of over $100,000 per day....

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Monday, January 26, 2015
Over 20 Groups Oppose Ige's DNLR Nominee
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 6127 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government
Over twenty environmental groups are asking the Governor to withdraw his nomination of Castle & Cooke lobbyist Carleton Ching to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources and to drop any plans to weaken or eliminate the Land Use Commission....
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Richard Epstein to Discuss 'Environmental Deregulation' at UH Richardson Law School
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:02 PM :: 3841 Views :: Environment

Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 4:30PM William S Richardson School of Law ....

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Friday, January 9, 2015
City Files Lien Against Hawaii Kai Sludge Dumper in Waianae
By News Release @ 12:02 AM :: 4632 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...placing a lien for unpaid civil fines on agricultural property where sludge from the Hawaii Kai Marina was illegally dumped....

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Thursday, January 8, 2015
Hawaii Supreme Court to Review Haleakala Telescope Case
By Robert Thomas @ 9:35 PM :: 7550 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, Judiciary, Land Use

The case thus represents a target-rich environment for the petitioners and the court....

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Friday, January 2, 2015
Auditor: State Policies Create Barrier to Glass Recycling
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:58 PM :: 7573 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Tax Credits, Taxes

...the interaction between the advance disposal fee (ADF) and the deposit beverage container (DBC) programs creates inefficiencies in the recycling or down-cycling of glass....

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Friday, January 2, 2015
Big Wind: NextEra, Sierra Club Team up for Corporate Welfare
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 PM :: 5054 Views :: Energy, Environment

...the production tax credit (PTC) gives wind companies 2.3 cents for every kilowatt-hour of electricity they produce....

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Auditor: Unclear What Glass Recycling Program is Supposed to Accomplish
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:51 PM :: 7527 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Tax Credits, Taxes

Where the 'Recycled' Glass Goes? -- Busted: Hee Family Tied to Massive Waste Dumping Scheme....

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
A&B President Elected Chair of Hawaii Nature Conservancy
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 8297 Views :: Environment, Development, Greenmail

Benjamin has served on the Hawaiʻi Board since 2007 and has worked closely with Conservancy staff....

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
National Academy of Sciences: Electric Cars Make Air Dirtier
By Selected News Articles @ 1:17 PM :: 4771 Views :: Energy, Environment

...The study examines environmental costs for cars' entire life cycle, including where power comes from and the environmental effects of building batteries....

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Made in China Solar Panels Costly for Planet
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:02 PM :: 5520 Views :: Energy, Environment

“It takes a lot of energy to extract and process solar-grade silicon,” says co-author Seth Darling. “And in China, that energy tends to come from dirtier and less efficient energy sources...."

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Kauai Dairy Farm Receives Approval
By News Release @ 8:48 PM :: 6900 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Land Use

...The original proposal of 2,000 cows on site was modified in July 2014 to 650-699 cows....

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Monday, November 17, 2014
DLNR vs Hawaii County: In Whose Interest?
By Tom Lodge @ 2:43 AM :: 5520 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

DLNR sued the County of Hawaii for its ban on aerial hunting....

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Saturday, November 15, 2014
Obama Administration, Kiribati Cut off More Ocean Fisheries
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 5056 Views :: Environment, National News

489,000 Square Nautical Miles of Ocean....

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
China-U.S. “Climate” Accord
By NCPA @ 2:06 PM :: 5216 Views :: Energy, Environment

...far-reaching energy, trade and security implications....

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
UHERO: LNG Could Save Hawaii Ratepayers $800M/Year
By UHERO @ 8:18 PM :: 7248 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...to estimate the impacts of Hawaii importing LNG for use in the electric sector....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
DLNR Approves Community Management of Haena Fishpond
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 4360 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government

Near Unanimous Support from Haena Community Results In Historic Decision....

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
20 Million Gallons of Sewage Spill on Sand Island
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 5427 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

City could have worked harder to prevent Sand Island sewage spill....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Matson to pay $1 million for Honolulu molasses spill under plea agreement
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:35 PM :: 4943 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

...Matson Terminals Inc has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor violations of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
BLNR Considers New Hunting Rules
By News Release @ 4:06 PM :: 4901 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

BLNR will consider approval of new state hunting rules for game mammals and game birds on Oct. 24....

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Monday, October 20, 2014
Plastic Bag Ban Increases Litter
By NCPA @ 1:35 PM :: 6301 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Solid Waste

San Francisco saw an increase in litter after its bag ban was implemented....

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Council Hikes Fines for Illegal Dumping
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:42 AM :: 4670 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

These bills are a first step toward empowering our communities to fight back against illegal dumping....

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
WESPAC: Obama Admin Did not Consult on Tuna Monument
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 5317 Views :: Environment, Small Business

“Our US Pacific Island fishermen already comply with the strictest regulations in the world.”

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Wind Turbine or Tree? Certain Bats Might Not Know
By Video @ 4:12 PM :: 5083 Views :: Energy, Environment

...video surveillance cameras watch bats flying at night near wind turbines....

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
American Samoa Delegate Left Out of Obama Tuna Monument Talks
By Selected News Articles @ 7:13 PM :: 5343 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...Western Pacific Fishery Management Council Executive Director Kitty Simonds who was able to broker this meeting....

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Senators Ask for Hearings on DoH Proposed Cesspool Ban
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 6403 Views :: Environment, Development, Cost of Living

...The changes will affect more than 77,000 homeowners on the neighbor islands and 11,000 on Oahu....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Meet the California Oilman Behind Brian Schatz
By Selected News Articles @ 9:35 PM :: 6746 Views :: Environment, Politicians

...Steyer, the former CEO of the Farallon investment firm, made much of his fortune from the coal, oil, and gas industries....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Bag Bans are Bad Business
By NCPA @ 11:48 AM :: 6063 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living

The government was forced to raise the tax after they noticed that bag use was increasing as consumers began absorbing the cost of the bags....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Tuna Monument: Faleomavaega out in the Cold Again
By Selected News Articles @ 10:48 AM :: 7082 Views :: Environment, Politicians, Obama

...the first important discussion at the White House was held this week and, while Governor Lolo was represented by a member of his cabinet, Faleomavaega was nowhere to be found....

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
French Frigate Shoals Superfund Site? Anti-Plastic Hysteria Reaches New High
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 3625 Views :: Environment

...The Environmental Protection Agency released an assessment today 'documenting' the hazard that plastic pollution poses to wildlife on Tern Island....

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Sunday, September 7, 2014
Reports of Hawaii's Climate Death are Greatly Exaggerated
By Selected News Articles @ 4:34 AM :: 5028 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics

Even over the last 40 years, the Hilo, Kahului, and Lihue regions all show non-significant trends with negative – cooling – correlations....

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Saturday, September 6, 2014
Global Warming Stops, Science Progresses
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:36 PM :: 3224 Views :: Environment

...[T]he pause [in global warming] has now lasted for 16, 19 or 26 years—depending on whether you choose the surface temperature record or one of two satellite records....

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