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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Green Energy Mandates a Tax on Poor People
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 249 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 :: 1935 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 :: 486 Views :: Energy, Environment

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

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Climate Commission Grabs for Control of Waikiki
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 452 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 :: 612 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 04, 2018
EPA Releases Long-Delayed Report Showing Ethanol Hurts Environment
By Selected News Articles @ 10:36 PM :: 1064 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 03, 2018
Hurricane Hector Threatens Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 6:05 PM :: 1539 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

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

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Friday, August 03, 2018
WESPAC to Trump: Veto HR4528
By News Release @ 4:39 AM :: 712 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 02, 2018
Mainland Animal Liberation Nuts Demand End to Aquarium Fishing
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 715 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 :: 615 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 :: 945 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 :: 886 Views :: Environment, Politicians

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

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Federal Appeals Court: No Property Right In A Clean And Pure Environment
By Robert Thomas @ 1:19 PM :: 849 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...Remember that case from earlier this year where the Hawaii Supreme Court held that for purposes of Hawaii's Due Process Clause, the Sierra Club has a property right in a "clean and healthful environment?"....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Caldwell issues directive on climate change and sea level rise
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 941 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Land Use

... Propose revisions to shoreline rules and regulations to incorporate sea level rise ....

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Friday, June 29, 2018
Hawaii Sierra Club Leader Hit With $1000 per day SMA Fines
By Andrew Walden @ 12:07 PM :: 2927 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Greenmail, Land Use

... Fines in excess of $236,000—still accruing at $1000 a day—and a lawsuit--are forcing into the open a 13-year battle over alleged violations of numerous State and County permitting and land use laws on a Huelo, Maui shoreline property owned by Hawaii Sierra Club Vice Chair and Maui Tomorrow President Lucienne De Naie ....

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Monday, June 25, 2018
Sierra Club Endorses Ige for Reelection
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 776 Views :: Environment, Politicians

...The Hawai'i Sierra Club has 20,000 members....

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Friday, June 22, 2018
SNOPES: Did Fracking Cause Volcanic Activity on Hawaii’s Big Island?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:47 PM :: 1753 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...Fracking does not take place on Hawaii’s Big Island, but that is far from the only problem with this absurd conspiracy theory….

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Cat-Obsessed Animal Liberation Nuts Blamed for Monk Seal Deaths
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 1919 Views :: Environment

...The recent deaths of three critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals on O‘ahu due to toxoplasmosis is very sad and could have been entirely preventable....

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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Wanna Buy Some Land?--DLNR has Got Money for You
By News Release @ 4:54 AM :: 1237 Views :: Environment, Land Use, Tax Credits

...You will be tested on the catechism of the State Religion....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Wind Farms Request Permission to Kill More Bats, Petrels, and Nene
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 1480 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Public meetings: The three public scoping meetings will be held at the following locations....

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii EIS--Public Scoping Meetings Being Held
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 1631 Views :: Environment, Military

...The Missile Defense Agency to Hold Public Scoping Meetings for the Homeland Defense Radar – Hawaii Environmental Impact Statement....

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Hawaii: New Greenhouse Gas Rules Just as Fake as Renewable Energy Rules
By News Release @ 12:35 AM :: 1447 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits

...Net zero does not mean zero. Hawaii can cause a global rise in greenhouse gas emissions and call it net zero....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
$0.15 Bag Tax Hits Oahu Starting July 1
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 3693 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes

...Caldwell in 2017, amended the plastic bag ban ordinance to require businesses to charge a minimum 15 cent fee per bag starting July 1, 2018....

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Who is Driving Electric Vehicles in Hawaii?
By UHERO @ 9:42 PM :: 1355 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...An analysis of factors that affect EV adoption in Hawaii....

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Monday, May 28, 2018
FDA Cracks Down on Hucksters Exploiting Anti-Sunscreen Hysteria
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 1340 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Drugs

... hysteria is profitable ....

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Friday, May 25, 2018
FEMA Rewards Maui With Lower Flood Insurance Rates
By News Release @ 3:29 AM :: 911 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Cost of Living

...Maui County was upgraded from Class 8, which has a 10 percent discount on flood insurance premiums, to Class 7, which allows a 15 percent discount. This means the average premium will drop from $763 to $721....

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
Fisheries Management: UH Identifies Next Targets
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 1040 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...In their computer model, the research team simulated the effect of removing fishing pressure....

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Monday, May 21, 2018
Government Relies on Flawed Data to Determine Endangered Species
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:36 PM :: 1198 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...“essentially half of the species” identified by Fish and Wildlife Service officials as “recovered” never should have been listed in the first place....

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Monday, May 21, 2018
Banning Styrofoam Creates All Kinds Of Problems Including Environmental Ones
By Selected News Articles @ 1:18 PM :: 1114 Views :: Environment

...replacing Styrofoam products with paper alternatives often creates more waste (in volume and energy use) and generates more air and water pollution. The environmental impact of paper manufacturing is worse than foam manufacturing....

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Court Orders Hawaiian Shallow-set Longline Fishery to Close
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 1117 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...enviros continue to obstruct all non-tourism activities in and around Hawaii....

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Ookala: DoH Warns on Dairy-Related Water Pollution
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 1284 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Agriculture

...Big Island Dairy has reported untreated wastewater from the dairy’s wastewater treatment system spilled from a damaged sewage pipe in the evening on May 6....

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Monday, May 07, 2018
Rewrite of Hawaii Environmental Rules -- Public Hearings Set
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 1070 Views :: Environment

... the Environmental Council is conducting nine public hearings from May 21-31 throughout the state on changes to the state Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) rules ....

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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
UH Manoa Researcher Admits Global Warming 'On Hiatus' Since 1998
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 1716 Views :: Environment

...a strong connection between sea surface temperature patterns associated with the Global Warming Hiatus phenomenon and changes in cyclone activity over the northwest Pacific....

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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Hawaii Recycling is Polluting China--But No More as of May 1
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 1327 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...In an effort to clean its environment, China has restricted recyclable commodities and set strict contamination limits. The E-Cycling program cites this shift in the worldwide recycling commodities market for local restrictions....

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Monday, April 23, 2018
Bought and Paid For: Russian Oil Money Flows to US Anti-Fracking Protesters
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:03 PM :: 2118 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...From 2010 through 2015, the Sierra Club Foundation received more than $18 million and Natural Resources Defense Council received more than $15 million....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
By Selected News Articles @ 2:38 AM :: 42913 Views :: Environment

Ira Einhorn, Master of Ceremonies, Earth Day Rally on Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park, Phila, PA, Apr. 22, 1970.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 AM :: 68827 Views :: Environment, Religion

There's an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there's a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
On Holiest Day, Hawaiian Electric Renews Pledge of Obedience to Eco Religion
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 1354 Views :: Energy, Environment

...this can only mean one thing--more rate hikes coming....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Green Energy Plan: $2.3B Tax and Rate Hike to Send Even More Money to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 2638 Views :: Energy, Environment, Land Use, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Over the past 15 years, the people of Hawaii have paid 260% more for electricity than the US average, while gasoline prices consistently hover close to $1-per-gallon higher.  (But we can go even higher)....

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Cleanest Air: Hawaii Joins Oil Rich Wyoming--'Green' California Remains Filthy and Disgusting
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 1641 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii, and oil rich Wyoming and N Dakota are among the cleanest--8 of the 10 most ozone polluted cities are in 'green' California ....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
Honolulu World's Best City Sanitation?
By News Release @ 12:28 AM :: 1504 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu tops the City Sanitation ranking, followed by Helsinki and Ottawa in joint second, whereas Dhaka (230) and Port au Prince (231) fill the bottom places....

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Monday, April 09, 2018
EA Debunks Hysteria: Aquarium Fishery has 'No Significant Impact'
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 1527 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...maybe now attention can be focused on more important issues such as the recent spate of deaths caused by snorkel rentals....

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Thursday, April 05, 2018
DOI moves to rescind 'illegal' threatened species rule
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 1195 Views :: Environment

...the change could affect up to 20 species in Hawaii....

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Thursday, April 05, 2018
Hunt for Few Remaining Rats on Lehua Island
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 1177 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...the Project Partners have recruited rat-detection dogs to join the team....

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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Pohakuloa: Court Orders Review of State Lease
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 1745 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Military

...The judge’s order asks for a plan to be submitted to the court by Dec. 28, 2018 which requires a written stewardship plan, regular monitoring and inspections, inspection reports with recommendations, procedures for addressing violations and debris removal plans....

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Monday, April 02, 2018
Lahaina Injection Wells: Is WOTUS Just too Complicated to Enforce?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:20 PM :: 1402 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...If the goal is to guide human action, environmental markets work better than indecipherable regulations....

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Friday, March 30, 2018
Nene Recovery: USFWS Proposes Downlist from Endangered to Threatened
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 1337 Views :: Environment

...Nene proposed for downlisting from endangered to threatened thanks to strong local partnerships....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Obama Marine Monuments Legal? Court to Decide
By Selected News Articles @ 6:50 PM :: 1422 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Obama

...They argue the sea is not “land owned or controlled by the Federal government and thus not within the president’s proclaiming authority.”....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
DoA Pesticide Report: Science vs Hysteria
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 1767 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, GMOs

...Six-Month Monitoring Levels Meet State & Federal Water Quality Standards....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Will DLNR Use Sea Level Rise as Excuse to Wipe out Banyan Drive Properties?
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 2148 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Land Use, Tourism

...The purpose of the RFI is to gauge whether there is interest among prospective developers in obtaining a long-term lease of the Site (but check out the terms)....

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