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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Kauai Seabird Habitat Conservation Plan -- Public Comments Open
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 186 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Environment

...written comments must be received from interested parties no later than April 13, 2020....

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
Honolulu Sues 'Big Oil' -- Fatal Flaws in Evidence
By Selected News Articles @ 9:18 PM :: 480 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...Why is this latest effort by Hawaiian officials political suicide? Because ……. Sher Edling....

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Sunday, March 15, 2020
Green Fees – But Not the Golfing Kind
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 954 Views :: Environment, Taxes, Tourism

...per visitor, per stay charges the money from which goes to protect and preserve the environment....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
6 Years Later: Navy Brings Red Hill Tank 5 Back into Service
By News Release @ 7:05 PM :: 460 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

...In early 2014, a release was identified from Red Hill Tank 5.  This release occurred during the refilling process after the tank was cleaned, inspected, and repaired.... 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
The Futility of Trying to Reduce Driving
By Selected News Articles @ 2:16 PM :: 508 Views :: Energy, Environment, Rail

...Cars have been more energy efficient than transit buses since 1991....

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Monday, March 09, 2020
EPA requiring closures of 12 Big Isle cesspools
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 556 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Small Business

...EPA inspectors identified multi-unit residential buildings illegally discharging wastewater into eleven cesspools in Kealakekua, Hawaii....

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Monday, March 09, 2020
Forest Service, DLNR Sign 'Shared Stewardship' Agreement
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 369 Views :: Environment

...Hawai‘i is the thirteenth U.S. state to sign a Shared Stewardship Agreement with the USDA Forest Service (USFS)....

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Friday, March 06, 2020
The green case for Jones Act reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:31 PM :: 609 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

...the pros and cons of ships, trucks and trains....

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Thursday, March 05, 2020
Senate passes bill to establish a carbon tax on fossil fuels
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 773 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...Carbon Tax to become $15B Slush Fund for Developers....

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Thursday, March 05, 2020
Feds Agree to Consider Protections for Hawaii’s Cauliflower Coral
By Court House News @ 10:00 AM :: 401 Views :: Environment

...The National Marine Fisheries Service has until June 30 to make its decision....

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Saturday, February 29, 2020
The Perverse Panic over Plastic
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 AM :: 663 Views :: Environment

...The campaign against disposable bags and other products is harming the planet and the public....

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Saturday, February 29, 2020
Hawaii Wind and Solar -- Dirty Secret Boosts Warming
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 1068 Views :: Energy, Environment

...It's the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity, and emissions have risen rapidly in recent years....

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Thursday, February 27, 2020
​Maui County Council Vote For Climate Litigation Is Misguided
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 689 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... the climate litigation campaign has proven unsuccessful and is counterproductive .... 

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Saturday, February 22, 2020
Illegal Aquarium Fishers Busted Near Billionaires Row
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 1020 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...illegally stealing fish which exist for the viewing pleasure of billionaires....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
More 'Sacred' Trash at Mauna Campsite
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 PM :: 1909 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

...Kia’i protestors Wong and Perez were quoted as saying in the Tribune-Herald that, “dirty tactics” were being used. Well now that’s rich coming from the protestors....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
Hawaii Carbon Tax Would Be a Big Burden for Families and Businesses
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 AM :: 1117 Views :: Environment, Taxes, Cost of Living

...the tax on gasoline would begin at $8.22 per barrel in 2021 and top out at $23.16 per barrel in 2030....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
Meatless Mondays in Hawaii Schools? -- Politicized Veganism Threatens Human Health
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 AM :: 829 Views :: Education K-12, Environment, Health Care

...In 2019, Hawaii’s legislature nearly enacted a resolution establishing Meatless Mondays in Hawaii’s public schools....

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Friday, February 07, 2020
Trump Admin Ousts EPA Region 9 Director
By News Release @ 4:39 AM :: 1625 Views :: Environment

"...it wasn’t going unnoticed how many Democrat members in Congress were commending me for the job I was doing...."

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Thursday, February 06, 2020
Lawsuit: Plastic Hysteria is Excuse for Feds to Take Control of Hawaii Waterways
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 897 Views :: Environment, Ethics

...Your recycling was shipped to Asia and then they dumped it into the ocean because recycling is and always has been a fraud.  Now it is washing up on our beaches and enviro lawyers are using it as an excuse to enhance their power....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Save Billionaires Row: Tourism Industry Activists Sue DLNR Over Aquarium Fishing (again)
By Andrew Walden @ 11:25 AM :: 1228 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Small Business, Tourism

...how much will Kona Coast billionaires contribute to these 'non-profits'?....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Sen Riviere Introduces Bills to Protect Communities from Wind Farms
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 840 Views :: Energy, Environment

...This week, Senator Gil Riviere introduced the POWER Bill Package – People Overwhelmed by Wind Energy Ramifications....

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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Nobody in Hawaii really believes in sea level rise
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 AM :: 1858 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Rail

...Perhaps HART should require its P3 partner to solve the ‘last mile problem’ by installing mooring cleats for gondolas.... 

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Friday, January 03, 2020
BWS Fined for Runoff from Nuuanu Dam
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 913 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...Sediment that BWS contractors failed to dredge flowed through the reservoir’s drain and was discharged into upper Nuuanu stream....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Rebounding Hawaiian Hawk Removed From Endangered List
By Selected News Articles @ 3:32 PM :: 875 Views :: Environment

...On Tuesday, the service delisted the Hawaiian hawk, saying the population of the bird is at least 3,000....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
DLNR, TPL Buy Forest Surrounding OHA's Waimea Valley
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 1101 Views :: Environment, OHA

...DLNR-DOFAW and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) have completed the purchase of 3,716 acres – the upper Waimea watershed – from Dole....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
DLNR: Only 3 Bums Ticketed in Latest Napali Coast Sweep
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 1389 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...For decades this section of the state’s largest wilderness park had a wild west atmosphere, with illegal campers and often-times their huge, trashy campsites marring the experience and the environment....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Feds: State Historic Preservation Division now only Medium Risk
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 1758 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, OHA

...NPS, which administers federal funds to SHPD, designated SHPD a high-risk recipient in 2009....

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
A Day in the Life of a Napali Coast Ranger
By Video @ 2:43 AM :: 1193 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Tourism

...One of the most visible features of what has been called a “new day” for Hā’ena State Park and the adjacent Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, is the presence of park rangers....

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Sunday, December 08, 2019
Secretary Bernhardt Announces Hawaii’s state Bird is on the Road to Recovery
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 904 Views :: Environment

...Nēnē downlisted from endangered to threatened thanks to strong local partnerships....

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Friday, November 29, 2019
Public Hearing: Unlimited Right for DoH to Stall Permits
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 1483 Views :: Energy, Environment, Military, Small Business

... The proposed amendment removes the limitation on the amount of time the department has to take action on a complete application for an Underground Storage Tank (UST) system permit and removes the automatic approval of a permit when that time limit is exceeded ....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Maui Windfarm: BLNR Approves Plan to Kill 345% More Bats, 147% More Nene
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 1538 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...Kaheawa Wind Power II increases incidental take for the Hawaiian hoary bat from 11 to 38 adults (345% increase), and for the Hawaiian goose from 30 to 44 adults (147% increase) during the remaining 20-year permit....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
US Supreme Court Decision Takes 90% of Mauna Kea from DLNR
By Tom Lodge @ 12:52 AM :: 4247 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment
...As the sheep disappeared, the grasses, vines, and human-tall weeds were encouraged to overcome the mountain....
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Sunday, November 17, 2019
Invasive Species Inspection Fee for Air-flown Commodities
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1606 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...the fee is collected only on shipments by water....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
DLNR: Mauna Kea Protesters Trampling Endangered Plants
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 2100 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

...In addition to the alleged cutting of these vines, DOCARE officers found evidence that other rare plants have been trampled, either inadvertently or intentionally....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Green Fog: Honolulu's Coming Climate Change Bond Crisis
By Selected News Articles @ 8:55 PM :: 2035 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Ethics

...the disclosure statements do not actually project the anticipated risks to the city....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Sue Big Oil: UH Law School Hides Conflict of Interest
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 AM :: 2233 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Antolini previously worked for Vic Sher, which may explain why the academic is so gung-ho to support the misguided crusade of her old boss....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Hawaii protests show why wind energy can't save us from climate change
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 PM :: 1757 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Last year, two Harvard researchers found that meeting current U.S. electricity needs with wind would require covering a land area twice the size of California with wind turbines....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Hirono: 'Believe in Climate Change as Though It's a Religion'
By Video @ 6:44 PM :: 1905 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Religion

..."A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth -- some obvious truth he isn't supposed to say."....

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Sunday, November 10, 2019
An Expensive Charter Crisis on Maui
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1255 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...Who’s going to pay all these attorneys? They don’t work for free....

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Friday, November 08, 2019
An EIS We’d Like to See
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:13 PM :: 1489 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Small Business

...Some states require an analysis of the potential economic impact of certain legislative proposals — an “economic impact statement,” if you will. Hawaii does not....

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Friday, November 08, 2019
Sierra Club sues to block DoH Permit Approval for Red Hill Tanks
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 1217 Views :: Environment, Military

...The approval deadline is Nov 19, 2019....

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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Hot Take On The Maui Clean Water Act Arguments
By Robert Thomas @ 2:12 PM :: 1524 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Tourism

...It all turns on the language of the Clean Water Act, and what does the term "from" mean....

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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Maui Sewage Case Makes a Supreme Court Splash
By Selected News Articles @ 1:53 PM :: 1521 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Tourism

“...There are more than 500,000 similar underground injection wells in the country and nearly 6,000 in Hawaii alone....”

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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Full Text: Maui Injection Wells Case Oral Arguments Before Supreme Court
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 1614 Views :: Maui County, Environment

..."Their questions were insightful, and I felt that they truly understood the complexity of the issues in this case and the potential effects of the expansion of the Clean Water Act on governmental entities and private properties.”....

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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
UPDATE: Activists Sabotage Wailuku River Diversion Gates, Responsible for Fish Kill
By News Release @ 8:44 AM :: 3211 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Environment

...Chumbley said vandalism has occurred on Wailuku Water Co. land before, typically during “periods of high emotions and reactions"....

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
DLNR: Coral Bleaching wasn't all that bad
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 1442 Views :: Environment, Tourism

... It was all hype.  It always is.  It will be back next year complete with knashing of teeth and pulling of hair ....

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Sue Big Oil for Climate Change? Caldwell Falls for Debunked Litigation Scheme
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 1856 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Caldwell and Maui Mayor Victorino both know these suits are doomed.  This is just a cheap way to pander to believers of the eco-religion....

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Monday, November 04, 2019
Global Warmers: Everything Makai of King Street will be Drowned
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 PM :: 1144 Views :: Environment

...Attention Believers: I will buy your Hawaii oceanfront real estate for 10% of assessed value cash money right now.  Save yourself! The End is Near!....

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Saturday, November 02, 2019
VIDEO: Kahuku Windfarm Protest in Caldwell's Office
By Video @ 9:01 PM :: 1795 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Kahuku residents march in to Caldwell's office to protest windfarm....

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Friday, November 01, 2019
Eco-Lawyers to Sue EPA Over Hawaii Plastic Pollution
By News Release @ 12:04 AM :: 986 Views :: Environment

...Lawsuit Launched Over Trump Administration’s Failure to Recognize Plastic Pollution in Hawaiian Waters....

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