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Monday, April 22, 2013
Petition Seeks Defeat of Three PLDC-Clone Bills
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 6593 Views :: Environment, Development, Land Use
...House Bill 70, Senate Bill 1207 and Senate Bill 1171 separately serve to keep PLDC objectives alive and operating....
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Sunday, April 21, 2013
How A&B Wins Big From Environmental Litigation
By Andrew Walden @ 3:08 AM :: 12965 Views :: Environment, Development, Greenmail, Land Use

Why would one of the state’s largest developers fund so-called anti-development groups?

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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Palila, Let’s Keep the Story Straight
By Tom Lodge @ 10:03 PM :: 4532 Views :: Environment

On April 8, 2013, EarthJustice secured a court order to resume aerial eradication on Mauna Kea....

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Thursday, April 18, 2013
30 Years of Junk Science, from SDI to Fracking
By Selected News Articles @ 11:04 AM :: 4328 Views :: Energy, Environment
“there are a few wealthy families with strong political connections who are looking to keep the state impoverished without any development, for selfish reasons.” 
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Countdown to Climate Change: It's Only 297 Years Away!
By NCPA @ 12:12 PM :: 4135 Views :: Energy, Environment

Climatologists have suffered numerous blows to their reputation as evidence continues to emerge about data altering and a plethora of half-truths used as propaganda....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Land Use: Making an Environment for Those With Means
By Robert Thomas @ 1:05 PM :: 10190 Views :: Environment, Development, Judiciary, Land Use, Cost of Living
...Others can live in Hong Kong-style apartments so I can enjoy my place in the country....
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Saving Paradise, an intelligent eco-thriller
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 3465 Views :: Environment
Featured Appearance at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival, Sunday, May 18, 2013, 3:00 p.m., Mauka Author's Pavilion...
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Monday, April 1, 2013
Today's top headlines for Lanai: News or April Fools?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:51 PM :: 5763 Views :: Energy, Environment
Neil Abercrombie made his second visit to Lana`i in 3 years to announce that he “...gets it...."
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Monday, April 1, 2013
15 Years Without Global Warming
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:47 PM :: 5097 Views :: Environment
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Sunday, March 31, 2013
DLNR Reopens Kealakekua Bay to Two Kayak Operators
By News Release @ 4:44 AM :: 5995 Views :: Environment, Small Business
The Division of State Parks is now the sole authority for permitting the launching at Napoopoo....
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Organic Spinach Recall Precedes Hawaii E-Coli Outbreak, DOH says No Connection
By Andrew Walden @ 1:41 PM :: 8682 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs
A February 15, 2013 food recall warned of possible Hemorrhagic E Coli contamination of  “Taylor Farms Organic Baby Spinach” sold in Hawaii.  Now the Hawaii Department of Health is investigating six “molecularly matched E. coli infections" starting February 19th.... 
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Saturday, March 23, 2013
The Brighter Side: Honoring Human Achievement
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:19 AM :: 4350 Views :: Environment
March 23, some people here in Hawaii (and around the world) will be shutting off their lights and sitting in darkness in order to honor “Earth Hour”....
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Schatz Bill Would Expand National Parks in Hawaii, Pacific
By News Release @ 12:43 AM :: 7182 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Land Use

...the Pacific Islands Parks Act of 2013, would direct the National Park Service to complete studies of three designated sites in the state of Hawai‘i....

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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Food Fight: Environmentalist Top Chef Supports Oyster Farmer Against Other Enviros
By Robert Thomas @ 11:44 PM :: 4407 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Undercutting the trope that the lawsuit by a Marin County, California oyster farm to keep operating is all a right-wing plot ....

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Friday, March 15, 2013
Kauai County Smacks Down Hype: "No Atrazine in Water Supply"
By News Release @ 6:28 PM :: 8527 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, GMOs

...no trace of the chemical was ever found in our Waimea-Kekaha water system, and there has been no detection (Countywide) since 2005....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Green Cars: Not So Clean After All
By NCPA @ 3:32 PM :: 5878 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits

...It costs 30,000 pounds of carbon-dioxide emission to produce an electric car, equal to about 80,000 miles of travel....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Schatz Proposes $180 Billion Carbon Tax
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 5991 Views :: Environment, Taxes

What is the appropriate price per ton for 'polluters' to pay? The draft contains alternative prices of $15, $25, and $35 per ton....

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Thursday, March 7, 2013
Enviro Lawyers Off Target With Criticism Of Callies, Says Callies
By Robert Thomas @ 4:33 PM :: 7358 Views :: Environment, Judiciary, Land Use

...the environmental lawyers upped the ante by calling Callies a liar and a sell-out....

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Thursday, March 7, 2013
Kalaeloa: Hawaiian Burial Caves to Be Bulldozed for Solar Farms?
By John Bond @ 3:32 PM :: 11194 Views :: Energy, Environment, OHA

A federal consultant says this area likely contains hundreds if not thousands of Hawaiian burials ....

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Chicken Manure Penny Stock Looks to Abercrombie for ‘Strategic Relationship’
By Andrew Walden @ 11:28 PM :: 10015 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

We have presented our technology to and proposed a strategic relationship with various state agencies in the State of Hawaii, which closely aligns itself with Governor Neil Abercrombie’s “New Day in Hawaii” initiative....

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
SB894 Held as Turtle Bay Opens New Negotiations with State
By News Release @ 4:25 PM :: 7494 Views :: Environment, Development, Tourism

SB 894 would authorize the state to expend funds, swap land and explore other solutions to help preserve Turtle Bay lands.  This bill can be brought back next year, if negotiations fail, or to implement terms of an agreement....

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Monday, March 4, 2013
Obama Administration Buries Good News on Keystone Pipeline
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:07 PM :: 5389 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News

Late last Friday, the State Department released a positive environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline....

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Sunday, March 3, 2013
Video: The PLDC And Property Rights In Hawaii - A Panel Discussion
By Robert Thomas @ 3:20 AM :: 5539 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... University of Hawaii Law School panel about "The PLDC and Property Rights in Hawaii"....

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Sunday, March 3, 2013
Sewer Gas Powers Cars
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:11 AM :: 5545 Views :: Energy, Environment

...poop from 70 homes can power VW Bug for 10,000 miles!

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Friday, March 1, 2013
EPA Cites 188F Garbage: $1.1M Waimanalo Gulch Settlement Day After Lawsuit Filed
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 5448 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

Waimanalo Gulch Landfill system which has recorded temperatures as high as 188 F....

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Store owners say plastic bag ban causes more shoplifting
By Selected News Articles @ 9:29 PM :: 8295 Views :: Environment, Law Enforcement, Small Business

They enter the store with reusable bags and can more easily conceal items they steal.  It's tough to tell what a customer has paid for and what they may already have brought with them....

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Environmental Concerns "At Record Lows": Global Poll
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 5122 Views :: Environment

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Peg Legs and Eye Patches - Ninth Circuit Wades Into Piracy
By Selected News Articles @ 3:49 AM :: 4953 Views :: Environment

When you ram ships; hurl glass containers of acid; drag metal-reinforced ropes in the water to damage propellers and rudders; launch smoke bombs and flares with hooks; and point high-powered lasers at other ships, you are, without a doubt, a pirate, no matter how high-minded you believe your purpose to be.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013
Do Property Rights Matter When the Environment is Going to Hell in a Handbasket?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:49 PM :: 5451 Views :: Environment, Land Use

Presented by the Environmental Law Program and the Federalist Society at 12:15 p.m. in CR1 at UH Richardson Law School Thursday, February 21....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Antolini vs Callies: Moon Court Favored Public Participation, not Environmentalists
By Robert Thomas @ 7:47 PM :: 6829 Views :: Environment, Judiciary

...the court's environmental jurisprudence wasn't so much focused on outcome, but rather on process....

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Saturday, February 9, 2013
Sen Thielen’s PLDC Repeal Bill Gutted and Replaced With ‘Recreational Renaissance’
By Selected News Articles @ 10:54 PM :: 5500 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...Somebody is playing a joke on Sen Thielen, making her oppose her previous proposal....

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Friday, February 8, 2013
EPA Releases State Enforcement Performance Information and Comparative Maps
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 6067 Views :: Environment, National News

...view state activity, EPA activity, or combined activity....

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Thursday, February 7, 2013
UHERO: Bag Tax and Conveyance Tax Have Downside
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 6468 Views :: Environment, Economy, Taxes

...such taxes can shrink the economy unnecessarily by discouraging investment and artificially raising the price of basic needs....

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Monday, February 4, 2013
Watershed Plan: Abercrombie Executive Order Allows Logging of Dead Trees
By News Release @ 11:17 AM :: 4348 Views :: Environment

"...remove dead standing trees along roads...."

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Left’s War on, well, Everything! Science, the economy and humans
By NCPA @ 2:56 AM :: 5331 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Economy

...liberals are increasingly shedding their humanist pretentions and showing (their true) misanthropic nature....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Empire Strikes Back: Reaction To UH Lawprof's Study Of Success Rates In Hawaii Supreme Court Cases
By Robert Thomas @ 12:56 AM :: 8155 Views :: Environment, Development, Judiciary

...the good professor labeled the record of the 1993-2010 Hawaii Supreme Court on property issues "appalling," so it should come as no surprise that two of the beneficiaries of those rulings have now rallied to that court's defense....

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Sunday, January 27, 2013
After 20 Years of Minimal Change, Minimal Growth What Should Hawaii Plan For?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:11 AM :: 6562 Views :: Environment, Development, Rail

Census data strongly suggests that Hawaii, and Oahu in particular, are stable communities with very mild growth....

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Friday, January 25, 2013
A Fracking Good Story
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 AM :: 8108 Views :: Energy, Environment

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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Eco-Friendly? Reusable Shopping Bags Poisoning Our Oceans
By Mary Smart @ 2:20 AM :: 6742 Views :: Environment, Taxes

Abercrombie was right about one thing in his 2013 State of the State speech, there are too many answers in the form of solutions being proposed before sufficient questions are asked and researched....

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Rep. Thielen Wants to Make Shoreline Access Law Permanent
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 4:41 PM :: 5860 Views :: Environment, Land Use

House Bill 17 is scheduled for its first hearing in the House Committee on Water and Land on Friday, January 25 at 8:30 a.m. in House Conference Room 325....

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Monday, January 21, 2013
Our American Triumph: Civil Rights and Hawaii Statehood
By Ryan Yasukawa @ 12:08 AM :: 29303 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The politics of the civil rights struggle has much in common with Hawai`i’s path to statehood....

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Friday, January 18, 2013
HB9: Rep. Cynthia Thielen Seeks to Repeal PLDC
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 7:26 PM :: 6881 Views :: Environment, Economy, Hawaii State Government

Rep Thielen introduced House Bill 9 to repeal the controversial Public Lands Development Corporation....

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Friday, January 18, 2013
Public-Private Partnerships Could Keep State Park Gates Open
By NCPA @ 2:16 PM :: 6308 Views :: Environment, National News, Hawaii State Government

Thousands of developed U.S. Forest Service recreation areas have utilized this PPP model successfully for more than 25 years....

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Thursday, January 17, 2013
Abercrombie: "Legislature May Need to Adjust Act 55 to Avoid Repeal"
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 7201 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

"If the Legislature cannot achieve this outcome, the possibility of repeal will ensue."

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Thursday, January 17, 2013
Study: Bag Ban Tied to 25% Increase in ER Admissions, Deaths
By Selected News Articles @ 2:04 PM :: 4378 Views :: Environment, Health Care

ER visits spiked when the ban went into effect. Relative to other counties, ER admissions increase by at least one fourth, and deaths exhibit a similar increase....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
EPA Releases List of Hawaii's Top Polluters
By News Release @ 10:25 PM :: 5132 Views :: Environment

Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in Hawaii slightly increased in 2011 when compared to 2010....

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Monday, January 14, 2013
Experts: Bag Tax Spreads Disease, Fills Hospitals
By Mary Smart @ 10:40 PM :: 6401 Views :: Environment, Taxes

The bag tax revenue could very well be exceeded by the expenses caused by additional hospitalizations.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013
'Coastal Development' Tops Priorities for Hawaii Ocean Resources Plan
By Selected News Articles @ 12:12 AM :: 4266 Views :: Environment

ORMP sets its own ”Management Priorities” and right at the top of the list is priority #1....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
State, NOAA Preparing EIS for Humpback Sanctuary
By News Release @ 8:54 PM :: 4072 Views :: Environment

Comments on the state’s Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS are due by Feb. 7, 2013....

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Sunday, January 6, 2013
Sea Level? Oahu Rising not Sinking
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:57 PM :: 7127 Views :: Environment

Oahu will grow taller thanks to strong volcanic forces that lift it up from the bottom of the ocean....

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