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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Health Department Detects Petroleum Product in Navy Water System
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 2203 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... It is hard to miss the possibility that the result of the Nov 20 incident in the fire suppression system has somehow ended up in the Hickam water system ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Ige Seeking Two BLNR Nominees
By News Release @ 3:04 PM :: 1442 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

... Ige is recruiting qualified and dedicated individuals from Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi Island who are interested in serving on the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) ....

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Saturday, November 20, 2021
Maui County Will Not Appeal Injection Well Ruling
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 1128 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... When the case was returned to Judge Mollway, she determined that the County needs a Clean Water Act NPDES permit ....

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Saturday, November 20, 2021
Mindless Hysteria: Maui County Council Passes Anti-Sunscreen Bill
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 1646 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Chemical Company Behind Anti-Sunscreen Campaign ....

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Friday, November 19, 2021
NOAA considers new marine sanctuary off Hawaiian Islands
By News Release @ 6:59 PM :: 913 Views :: Environment

... Agency seeks public comment through Jan. 31, 2022 ....

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Legislative Agenda: Bills to Ban Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2030
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 1457 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Enviros deploy push-poll which claims that 66% of public want gasoline and diesel cars banned.  If this is true, why are electric cars only 1% of the fleet right now? ....

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Monday, November 15, 2021
Kauai: Dude Allegedly Freaks out After Trailer Refused at Transfer Station
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 1766 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

... After being handcuffed and while on the ground, DOCARE reports Hoffman slipped the handcuffs under his legs and to the front of his body. He then jumped up and continued unloading green waste from the trailer ....

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Thursday, November 11, 2021
Cesspools: Four Years Later EPA Fines Hawaii County Again
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 1479 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

“...County of Hawai‘i has failed to meet its legal commitment to modernize wastewater infrastructure....”

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Saturday, November 6, 2021
Rolling Blackouts Coming: HECO Doubles Down on Promise to Close Coal Plant
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 2000 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... Hawaiian Electric sets goal of 70% carbon reduction by 2030, envisions zero emissions by 2045 ....

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Congressional Delegation Squeezes Navy on Fuel Leak
By News Release @ 6:03 PM :: 1507 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Hawai‘i Congressional Delegation Calls On Navy To Improve Accountability To Public On Hawai‘i Fuel Operations, Plans To Ensure Health And Safety Of Oahu Residents ....

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Spewing CO2 Governor Jets off to Scotland Global Warming Confab
By News Release @ 5:31 AM :: 1539 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government

... Jeff Bezos' Gulf Stream leads parade of 400 private jets into COP26 ....

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Sunday, October 31, 2021
Climate Change: Billionaire Pats Honolulu Mayor on Head
By News Release @ 4:32 PM :: 2094 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... Honolulu recognized for 'Transforming Streets for Public Transit' ....

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Thursday, October 28, 2021
Red Hill: State Fines Navy $325K
By News Release @ 1:32 AM :: 1526 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The violations were discovered during a routine DOH compliance inspection that took place from Sept. 28, 2020 through Oct. 9, 2020 ....

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Monday, October 11, 2021
Coastal Erosion: No Easy, Inexpensive, or One-Size-Fits-All Solutions
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 1214 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... conclusions of a presentation to the Board of Land and Natural Resources ....

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Saturday, October 9, 2021
Wood Pellets? Hawaii 'Green' Energy Scam is Dirtier Than Coal
By Selected News Articles @ 6:53 PM :: 3668 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... Hu Honua on the Big Island and AES on Oahu are both proposing to burn wood to generate electricity.  NRDC explains that wood burners actually produce more CO2 than coal.... 

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Saturday, October 2, 2021
The Island of Abandoned Cars
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 AM :: 1613 Views :: Environment, Law Enforcement

... For example, in November 2020, they had to move almost 400 cars and 700 tires from Makuu, in Puna District ....

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
NOAA-Supported Aquaculture Projects Seek to Build Hawaiʻi Seafood Sustainability
By News Release @ 12:28 AM :: 1551 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Small Business

... Aquaculture projects with Hawaiian sea cucumbers and goatfish could benefit ancient fishponds and commercial aquaculture operators .... 

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
New Regulation Protects Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins Against Disturbance
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 1014 Views :: Environment

... A final rule prohibits swimming with, approaching, or remaining within 50 yards of spinner dolphins. A proposed rule may establish time-area closures of select nearshore resting areas ....

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Monday, September 27, 2021
Hawaii AG Backs Debunked 'Sue Big Oil' Lawsuit
By News Release @ 5:33 PM :: 1352 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaii to Sue over Global Warming? UH Law School Debunked ....

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Sunday, September 26, 2021
Easy Eco Promises: DLNR Pledges 100M Trees by 2030
By News Release @ 12:58 AM :: 1053 Views :: Environment

... 100M trees / 7M acres in Hawaii = 14 trees per acre ....

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Saturday, September 11, 2021
Enviros Ask Biden Admin to Ban Sunscreen
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 1262 Views :: Environment

... Chemical Company Behind Anti-Sunscreen Campaign ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Maui Council Passes Organic Pesticide and Fertilizer Bill
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 1855 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

... Bill No. 72, which only allows pesticides and fertilizers that are compatible with organic systems and permitted under the USDA National Organic Program to be used on county property ....

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Monday, August 23, 2021
Beam-in-the-Eye Environmentalism
By Selected News Articles @ 8:35 PM :: 2841 Views :: Energy, Environment

"... States and localities enact symbolic green regulations while embracing land-use regimes that harm the environment ...."

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
Fake it to make it: A Look at Hawai‘i’s GHG Emissions
By UHERO @ 4:42 AM :: 1480 Views :: Energy, Environment

... CLUE: ‘Domestic’ aviation means Hawaii inter-island, not ‘domestic’ within the USA.  If trans-oceanic aviation were included, Hawaii would be nowhere near the goal--so they ‘solve’ the problem by ignoring it ....

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Monday, August 9, 2021
HDoT: Global Warming Can be a Real Money Spinner for us
By News Release @ 5:43 PM :: 1558 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government

... you believe so we get billions ....

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Locals to be Allowed Back in to Hanauma Bay
By News Release @ 10:34 AM :: 2051 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Tourism

... an effort to accommodate local residents, while maintaining the improved marine environment ....

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Friday, July 23, 2021
Army invites public comment on O‘ahu training land retention
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 1955 Views :: Environment, Military

... EIS to analyze Army proposal to retain up to approximately 6,300 acres of leased state-owned land on O‘ahu to support continued military training ....

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
$50B: State Climate Commission Helps Grifters Cash In on Climate Change Hype
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 1495 Views :: Environment

... As federal funds are readied for disbursement, Hawaii insiders need to be poised to receive ....

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Monday, July 19, 2021
Next Boondoggle: USACE, City of Honolulu Sign Agreement for Ala Wai Flood Study
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 2428 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Military

... The signing allows USACE and the City and County of Honolulu to develop a salespitch that appears to balance costs and environmental impacts ....

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
2021 Legislature: DLNR Scores Fees and Positions
By News Release @ 9:33 PM :: 1853 Views :: Environment, Taxes, Tourism

... State lawmakers and DLNR leaders believe the 2021 legislative session was the most productive and effective for natural and cultural resources protection and support of any in recent decades ....

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Sue and Settle: Eco Group 'Sues' BLNR to Stop Aquarium Fishing
By News Release @ 5:11 AM :: 1925 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Small Business

... Today’s complaint, filed in Hawai‘i Circuit Court in Honolulu, challenges the board’s failure to reject the latest environmental impact statement submitted by trade representatives, which the group says violates state environmental protection laws ....

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Monday, July 12, 2021
NASA: Moon Wobble to Cause Coastal Flooding
By Selected News Articles @ 11:02 PM :: 3334 Views :: Environment, World News, Development, Land Use

... But don't worry.  We are still going to blame global warming ....

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Saturday, July 3, 2021
DBEDT Revises '2050 Sustainability Plan'
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1820 Views :: Energy, Environment

... update of the “Hawaiʻi 2050 Sustainability Plan: Charting a Course for the Decade of Action” to serve as the State’s climate and sustainability strategic action plan for the 2021-2030 decade ....

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021
EPA Orders Navy to Upgrade Pearl Harbor Sewage Treatment Plant
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1865 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The plant is owned and operated by the U.S. Navy and provides service for up to 40,000 people ....

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Na Wai Eha: 20 Years of Litigation 'fundamentally changes water distribution system'
By News Release @ 11:31 PM :: 3005 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Land Use

"...the most comprehensive application of the Hawai‘i Water Code to water use and protection in history...."

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
$100M Tax Hike: City conducts surveys for feedback about Storm Water Master Plan
By News Release @ 9:29 PM :: 2220 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Taxes

... Stormwater: $100M Tax Hike After 36 Years of Lawyering and Foot-dragging ....

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Thursday, June 24, 2021
Is Hawaii Becoming a Perfect Contradiction?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:47 PM :: 2064 Views :: Environment, COVID-19

... An island state without ferries but more than enough "environmentalists" ....

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
OHA Gains More Power Over NW Hawaiian Islands
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 1504 Views :: Environment, OHA

... New guidance document to integrate Native Hawaiian culture into management of Papahānaumokuākea ....

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Sunday, June 20, 2021
State Supreme Court: With Environmentalism Anybody Can Veto Affordable Housing
By Robert Thomas @ 4:54 AM :: 3332 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development, Greenmail, Judiciary, Land Use

... Anyone Claiming That An Affordable Housing Project Might Impact Their Property Interests In A "Clean And Healthful Environment" Has Standing To Object ....

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021
HB1019: Ige Signs $30M Fee Hike on Dive Tours
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 2205 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

... Depending on tourism numbers, the user fee could generate anywhere from $14 million to more than $30 million over 15 years ....

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021
NOAA names University of Hawaii to host new institute for marine and atmospheric research
By News Release @ 3:28 AM :: 1546 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

... Selection comes with up to $210 million award over five years ....

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Community Meetings set for O‘ahu Storm Water Master Plan
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 1739 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Taxes

... Stormwater: $100M Tax Hike After 36 Years of Lawyering and Foot-dragging ....

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Expanded Marine Protections Benefited Hawaii Tuna Fishery, Study Shows
By Selected News Articles @ 12:22 AM :: 1687 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... Major fleets' catch and revenue rose after enlargement of two marine monuments ....

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
US House Resolution Backs National Forest in Hawaii
By Ed Case @ 11:57 PM :: 1850 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Land Use

... The U.S. House has once again passed his National Forest study measure that calls on the United States Forest Service (USFS) to engage communities in the State of Hawai’i in a study to identify suitable parcels to be incorporated into a National Forest ....

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Friday, April 30, 2021
Locals Worry Wind and Solar Will Gobble Up Forests and Farms
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 PM :: 2400 Views :: Energy, Environment, Development

... locals are pushing back, saying that forests and farmlands should not be sacrificed in the fight against climate change ....

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Friday, April 30, 2021
Hawaii State Legislature Declares Climate Emergency
By Court House News @ 5:15 AM :: 1949 Views :: Energy, Environment

... SCR44 is just a toothless symbolic statement, but it is being hyped nationwide ....

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Kerry Announces 'Green' Cashflow to Hawaii Insiders
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 1960 Views :: Energy, Environment

... John Kerry announced the United States’ support for the Local2030 Islands Network during a virtual event in support of the Leaders Summit on Climate Change hosted by President Biden this week ....

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Lock and dam system for Honolulu? Is this just the beginning?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:55 PM :: 2731 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government

... Chow believes there is “a good chance that the feasibility study will be funded in Federal fiscal year 2022 by the application of Congress’ Community Project Funding (CPF)” and asks for support from the harbors’ group “convincing Congress to fund the Honolulu Harbor feasibility study.”….

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Thursday, April 22, 2021
City, State, HECO Celebrate Earth Day by Announcing Big, Big Plans for Your Life
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 3067 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... Ige asks Biden to outlaw gasoline and diesel vehicles ....

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
White House Finalizes Pacific Ocean Protections for Humpback Whale
By Court House News @ 7:49 PM :: 2167 Views :: Environment, Tourism

... the Biden administration agrees to designate more than 100,000 square nautical miles as critical habitat for the endangered humpback whale ....

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