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Sunday, June 21, 2020
Two Years Later: Kauai Mayor signs fifteenth supplementary emergency proclamation
By News Release @ 10:34 PM :: 998 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Tourism

...how long can democracy be suspended?....

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Saving coral reef fisheries with management areas
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 430 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...setting aside some areas where fishing is prohibited....

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
EPA orders the closure of 16 cesspools on Kauai
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 437 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...EPA has taken enforcement actions in Kauai to close 16 pollution-causing large capacity cesspools and collect $55,182 in penalties....

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Saturday, May 30, 2020
Case, Gabbard Pursue First National Forest for Hawai’i
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 778 Views :: Environment, Hawaii History

...Their legislation follows their recent initiative to create Hawaii’s first National Heritage Area at Ka’ena Point....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
BLNR Rejects Aquarium Fishing EIS
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 585 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Small Business

...The over 2000-page EIS had been produced by a group of ten West Hawaiʻi aquarium fishers and the National Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, on their proposal to ask the DLNR to issue permits to the ten aquarium fishers....

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Wednesday, May 06, 2020
List of State Parks Reopening
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 739 Views :: Environment, COVID-19

"...as long as people are moving past each other, even if they’re within 6 ft of each other and not wearing a mask, we wouldn’t categorize those persons as anything but low risk at most and likely no risk...." -- State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park

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Monday, April 27, 2020
Lahaina Injection Wells: Ad hoc rules and non-exhaustive lists of "factors"
By Robert Thomas @ 3:57 AM :: 827 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...the usual result is going to be that you run a big risk if you don't get a permit....

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Planet of the Humans: Michael Moore Debunks Hawaii's Clean Energy Initiative
By Video @ 1:51 PM :: 1374 Views :: Energy, Environment

"...No amount of batteries are going to save us, warns director Jeff Gibbs...."

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Maui Injection Wells: Supreme Court Overturns 9th Circuit, Creates New Test
By Court House News @ 1:30 PM :: 903 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...a 6-3 majority found that the Ninth Circuit’s ruling went too far. At the same time, however, the court declined to adopt the reading of the law advanced by the county....

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
By Selected News Articles @ 12:38 AM :: 55100 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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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
By Selected News Articles @ 12:37 AM :: 91219 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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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Hawaii Air Quality Cleanest in the Nation
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 693 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu City and County set record levels for low amounts of annual particle pollution....

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Global Warmers Feeling Forgotten: Civil Beat Agrees to Help
By Selected News Articles @ 7:17 PM :: 688 Views :: Environment, COVID-19

...Do you remember to panic?  Media will try to remind you....

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Friday, April 17, 2020
Judge Orders Habitat Protection for 14 Hawaii Species
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 866 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Environment

...The rare species, which are now required to receive protection no later than Feb. 29, 2024, include 12 plants, one anchialine pool shrimp and a picture-wing fly....

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Friday, April 03, 2020
Enviros Use Sharks as Excuse in Latest Attack on Hawaii Fishing Industry
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 629 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...Groups Sue to Protect Imperiled Pacific Oceanic Whitetip Sharks....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Kauai Seabird Habitat Conservation Plan -- Public Comments Open
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 721 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 :: 970 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 :: 1364 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 :: 808 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 :: 880 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 :: 985 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 :: 587 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 :: 1668 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 :: 1169 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 :: 653 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 :: 887 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 :: 1454 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 :: 972 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 :: 1440 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 :: 2450 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 :: 1466 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 :: 1140 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 :: 1828 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 :: 1169 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 :: 1648 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 :: 1124 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 :: 2220 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 :: 1188 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 :: 1109 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 :: 1389 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 :: 1723 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 :: 2073 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 :: 1467 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 :: 1112 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 :: 1831 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 :: 1844 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 :: 4636 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 :: 1861 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 :: 2459 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 :: 2437 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Ethics

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

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