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Thursday, December 20, 2018
DoH Fines Hu Honua Biofuel Plant for Water Pollution
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 4890 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...Between 3,500 and 32,500 gallons of treated industrial wastewater composed of freshwater, acidic metal cleaning solution and residue from the descaling of the boiler was discharged....

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
DLNR, Animal Liberation Nuts Imagine Aquarium Poachers--Post Reward
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 3545 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...they're upset because nobody has been accused of violating the law....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
HAWSCT's Latest Water Case Isn't About Water
By Robert Thomas @ 7:59 PM :: 4838 Views :: Environment, Judiciary, Land Use

...Search as you might, there's nothing there that helps or hurts in the water law department....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
UN Climate Change Confab: Hawaii Promises to Keep Ratepayer Cash Flowing to Silicon Valley Billionaires
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 4766 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...at the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Katowice, Poland....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
EPA Moves to Roll Back WOTUS
By Selected News Articles @ 12:36 PM :: 2653 Views :: Environment

...“For the first time, we are clearly defining the difference between federally protected waterways and state protected waterways”....

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Saturday, December 8, 2018
Auwahi Wind Farm Requests Approval to Kill 140 Hoary Bats
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 5305 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...The requested total bat take is 140 bats (119 in addition to the 21 authorized).... 

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Monday, December 3, 2018
WOTUS: Supreme Court Asks US Solicitor General to Weigh in on Maui Injection Wells
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 3812 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...In its petition for certiorari, Maui calls the 9th Circuit Court ruling a “radical expansion of point source permitting,” poised to carry massive liability for Maui and its taxpayers....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Potential Criminal Prosecution: Hu Honua Violates Water Pollution Laws
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 4709 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...potential civil penalties of up to $25,000 per day per violation and potential criminal prosecution....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Stream Flow Ruling Cuts off Lahaina Water Supply
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 4513 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development

...the County intends to develop a new groundwater source within five years, or sooner, which will eventually provide for the full instream flow standard....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
How a U.S. law intended to reduce dependence on fossil fuels has unleashed an environmental disaster in Indonesia
By Selected News Articles @ 3:19 AM :: 4019 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Dewanto’s team found the rigid body of an orangutan, half buried under a fallen log next to a scar of freshly cut forest in a peat bog being razed for a new palm plantation....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Details of the Horrible Carbon Tax Bill
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 8:11 AM :: 5831 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

...Establishes a creepy DC-based "Carbon Dividend Trust Fund" that seeks a backdoor two-child limit on families....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
To ‘Change Society’ -- Hawaii Climate Commission Pushes For State Carbon Tax
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 6433 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

...Any carbon-pricing mechanism should be “adequate to change behavior.”  The commission had considered asking that it be “practical” as well, but Sen. Karl Rhoads convinced the members that was a bad idea….

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Pine: Gill Family Windfarm Proceeding Against Community Opposition
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:08 PM :: 4351 Views :: Energy, Environment

...After a fierce Neighborhood Board meeting in April where the Board and many in the community opposed the project for its perceived insensitivity to the area, many including myself were under the belief that this project would not proceed until those concerns were addressed....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
4 Problems With the New Climate Change Report
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:45 PM :: 2866 Views :: Environment

...mass deaths, global food shortages, economic destruction, and national security risks....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
Plastic Straw Ban Crusades Are About Progressive Virtue Signaling, Not Practical Solutions
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:42 PM :: 2549 Views :: Environment

...why such a seemingly trivial matter has become such a big deal....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
Council Resolution: Ban Cars, Buses from Waikiki by 2030
By News Release @ 2:11 PM :: 4845 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tourism

... The Public Works, Infrastructure & Sustainability Committee will publicly discuss its Draft 1 of Resolution 18-221 [1] in the City Council Committee Meeting Room, on the 2nd floor of Honolulu Hale, at 1:00 pm Weds ....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Wind Farm: Hearing to Consider Plan to Kill More Bats, Petrels
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 3748 Views :: Energy, Environment

...The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) hearing will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday November 29, 2018 at Kaʻala Elementary School, 130 California Avenue in Wahiawa....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
A Smaller World
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:12 AM :: 4775 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...These feel-good ideas are placed upon farmers with no consideration of the consequences of its impacts....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
UH 'Scientists' Assemble Cavalcade of 467 Global Warming Hysterias
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 3445 Views :: Environment

... warming, drought, heatwaves, wildfires, precipitation, floods, storms, sea level rise and changes in land cover and ocean chemistry.... (and lions, tigers, and bears)

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
HR5025: Protect Fishermen from Enviro Fines
By News Release @ 10:57 PM :: 2878 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s bill (H.R. 5025) to put sensible time limits on any government fines and penalties for fishing vessels was marked up and passed by the Natural Resources Committee....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Anti-Pesticide Hysteria: Enviros Shift from Bees to Birds
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 PM :: 6082 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Greenmail, GMOs

...As global honeybee population increases, activists blame neonicotinoid pesticides for ‘bird-pocalypse’ that’s not happening....

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Thursday, November 8, 2018
EPA requires closures of 10 illegal cesspools in Hawaii in 2018
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 3492 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement actions this year in Hawaii led to closures of 10 large-capacity cesspools and over $640,000 in fines....

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Public meetings scheduled for Oahu Climate Action Plan
By News Release @ 8:24 PM :: 6011 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Land Use

...The sense of urgency is palpable in these meetings....

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Monday, November 5, 2018
Honolulu Tagged in Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 4410 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Honolulu is accepted into a two-year acceleration program that will provide cities powerful new resources and access to cutting-edge support to help meet or beat their near-term carbon reduction goals....

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Friday, November 2, 2018
Haleiwa Shark Tour Boat Busted for Chumming
By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 3104 Views :: Environment, Tourism

...The violation is petty misdemeanor that upon conviction could have fines and jail time....

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Monday, October 29, 2018
UH: Bitcoin Causes Global Warming
By News Release @ 3:04 PM :: 3570 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

...it alone could produce enough emissions to raise global temperatures by 2°C as soon as 2033....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
Chemophobia epidemic—Fanning fears about trace chemicals obscures real risks and ‘damages public health’
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 AM :: 5780 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...Chemophobia may lead to real risks....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
Bat Killing Windfarm Buys Enviro Support for $2.75M
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 4074 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Bat Killing Windfarm partially bankrolls purchase of 2,882 acres of Central Oʻahu forest and fallow lands from Dole Food Company....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Kawailoa Windfarm: New Plan is to Kill 265 Bats, 24 Petrels
By News Release @ 5:08 PM :: 3626 Views :: Energy, Environment

... The public may send comments to the Approving Agency -- DLNR ....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
Auditor: DoH 'Loses' Paperwork--Kills Investigation of PKF Recycling Audit
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 6:53 PM :: 5718 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Originally bid at $76,400, the contract grew to $543,374—a 611 percent increase—while its scope shrank and the deliverables’ deadline were extended by a year. In the end, the PKF founder was arrested at the arport....

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Monday, October 8, 2018
Mauna Kea: DLNR Helicopters to Exterminate Sheep Again
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 5066 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

...aerial shooting from helicopters is scheduled for October 25 and 26, 2018....

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Sunday, October 7, 2018
Hawaii’s Largest Carbon Credit Scheme to be Evicted from its own HQ?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:22 PM :: 5749 Views :: Environment, Ethics

...The eviction suit, filed October 1, 2018 in Honolulu District Court is the latest of several lawsuits filed against HLH—including a separate eviction suit seeking removal of HLH from several big island houses on Kukaiau Ranch land....

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Friday, October 5, 2018
HGEA Claims Another Pelt: DOCARE Chief Quits
By News Release @ 9:20 PM :: 4990 Views :: Environment, Labor, Police

...Robert Farrell, who has served as Chief of the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) since January 2017, announced his decision to move into a project support role with reduced hours, effective today....

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Friday, October 5, 2018
Harvard: Wind Farms Cause Global Warming
By Selected News Articles @ 1:03 AM :: 3444 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Harvard University researchers find that the transition to wind or solar power in the U.S. would require five to 20 times more land than previously thought, and, if such large-scale wind farms were built, would warm average surface temperatures over the continental U.S. by 0.24 degrees Celsius....

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
UH Glyphosate Study Debunked--Bee Death Story Is Bee-S
By Selected News Articles @ 7:58 PM :: 4780 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Higher Education

...New glyphosate study suggesting danger to honeybee microbiota is detailed, sophisticated—and wrong....

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Hirono: Heretics Must be Excommunicated from Government
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 4325 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation

...We fully support Sen. Hirono’s important request,” said Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, High Priest, Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Hawaii Cauliflower coral could be listed as endangered
By News Release @ 2:53 PM :: 2147 Views :: Environment

...coral bleaching hysteria can bring federal law down on you....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Climate Action Plan: Preconceived Outcome Set for Public Meetings
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 5052 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Land Use

...During the meetings participants will engage in a “game” that sparks discussion about the best way to transition O‘ahu to a clean energy future and meet stated goals under the Paris climate agreement....

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Green Energy Mandates a Tax on Poor People
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 3965 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...Hawaii’s governor signed a 100 percent mandate in 2015, making it the first state in the country to require its entire energy mix to originate from renewables. California passed a similar bill in August....

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Sunday, September 16, 2018
Lawsuits Close in on Hawaii’s Largest Carbon Credit Scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 9:48 PM :: 14141 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Ethics, Agriculture

...When a couple of penny-stock touts, one of whom is listed in the Panama Papers Offshore Leaks Database, start selling timber futures and carbon credits in Hawaii, the greenwash is thicker than most....

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Paris Accord: Ige Promises to Keep Raising Taxes and Electric Rates
By Selected News Articles @ 3:43 PM :: 3487 Views :: Energy, Environment

...“Politics runs on money. Billions of dollars."....

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Climate Commission Grabs for Control of Waikiki
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 3584 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...Support legislation for disclosure for private property and public offerings located in areas with potential exposure to sea level rise....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Lehua Island: No New Rat Attacks Since 2017
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 3647 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...Lehua Island supports tens of thousands of seabirds of which a significant percentage of eggs, chicks, and adults were preyed upon by rats annually....

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Saturday, August 4, 2018
EPA Releases Long-Delayed Report Showing Ethanol Hurts Environment
By Selected News Articles @ 10:36 PM :: 5958 Views :: Energy, Environment, Agriculture, Tax Credits

...including ethanol in the U.S. gas supply is wreaking havoc on the atmosphere and soil....

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Friday, August 3, 2018
Hurricane Hector Threatens Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 6:05 PM :: 6115 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

...PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST OR 285 DEGREES AT 14 KT....

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Friday, August 3, 2018
WESPAC to Trump: Veto HR4528
By News Release @ 4:39 AM :: 3668 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...America's seafood consumers may soon be deprived of sustainably harvested domestic marlin products should President Trump sign legislation to prohibit interstate commerce of billfish landed in Hawaii....

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Thursday, August 2, 2018
Mainland Animal Liberation Nuts Demand End to Aquarium Fishing
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 3613 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...(the usual suspects) urged Hawaii Governor David Ige to immediately halt all extraction of marine animals for aquarium purposes on Friday, July 27....

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Saturday, July 28, 2018
EIS Will Be Required for Aquarium Permits
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 3361 Views :: Environment, Small Business

"...It will also give interested parties the opportunity to offer additional documentation and comment...."

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Eco-Hypesters Complain About ‘Dirty’ Clean Energy 
By Andrew Walden @ 11:24 PM :: 3958 Views :: Energy, Environment

...maybe anti-GMO dupes in skeleton suits will now start showing up at the filthy crony-capitalist Hu Honua biomass station....

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Ige: I Signed Endangered Species Letter, but I didn't Really Mean it
By News Release @ 3:27 PM :: 3503 Views :: Environment, Politicians

"...I signed the February 14 letter solely in my capacity as Vice Chair of the WGA...."

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