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Friday, March 17, 2023
Hu Honua Decision Based on 'Right To A Life-Sustaining Climate'
By Selected News Articles @ 7:31 PM :: 2123 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

... the PUC “understood its public interest-minded mission” and rightly considered the impact of the Hu Honua project on citizens’ “right to a clean and healthful environment” ....

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Thursday, March 16, 2023
Haleakala Insanity: Secretary of Defense Briefed on 700 Gallon Fuel Spill
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 1902 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Military

... The meeting included the Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr., Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment William A. LaPlante, INDOPACOM commander Admiral John C. Aquilino, Joint Task Force Red Hill commander Vice Admiral John Wade, and other senior leaders ....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Hawaii Supreme Court rejects Big Island bioenergy plant
By Court House News @ 6:08 AM :: 1755 Views :: Environment, Cost of Living

... Rate hikes and massive amounts of greenhouse gases from a proposed biomass burning power plant would outweigh any benefits, the court found ....

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Sunday, March 12, 2023
Hawaii Longliners Producing Highly Monitored, Sustainable Swordfish in First Season since MSC Certification
By News Release @ 2:53 PM :: 1968 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... This is the first season since the fishery was certified sustainable by the globally recognized Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ....

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023
HB192/SB690: Ban fluorescent bulbs
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 2084 Views :: Energy, Environment

“...Fluorescent bulbs used to be the energy-efficient option...."

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Friday, February 24, 2023
Another Sue-n-Settle targets Hawaii and American Samoa Fisheries
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 2072 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... The Conservation Council for Hawaii sued National Marine Fisheries Service ....

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Friday, February 17, 2023
Climate Solution: Grab $100M of Your Dollars, Light Them on Fire
By News Release @ 8:30 PM :: 1727 Views :: Environment, Ethics

... The 20-member Hawai‘i Climate Commission voted today to support Governor Josh Green’s proposal to create a $100 million climate (slush) fund ....

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Thursday, February 9, 2023
Volta: Hawaii's Latest Hi-Tech Failure Gets Recycled by Shell Oil
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 1985 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics, Tax Credits

... How much money did ERS and KSBE lose helping Shell greenwash its oil business? ....

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Eco Lawyers Head to Court to Block Kauai Hydro Project
By News Release @ 4:38 AM :: 1967 Views :: Kauai County, Energy, Environment

... call the “midnight rubber stamp” a violation of Hawaiʻi’s protections for streams and the environment ....

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Thursday, February 2, 2023
Marine Debris Found in Stomach of Stranded Kauai Sperm Whale
By News Release @ 9:30 AM :: 1443 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

“...In addition to squid beaks, fish skeletons and other prey remains, we found at least six hagfish traps and we also found significant amounts of at least seven types of fishing net, at least two types of plastic bags, a light protector, fishing line and a float from a net...."

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
House Working Groups to Examine Red Hill, DHHL Funding
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 1680 Views :: DHHL, Environment, Military

... to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the House of Representatives no later than twenty days prior to the commencement of the Regular Session of 2024 ....

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Biomass plant appeals to Hawaii Supreme Court to begin operations
By Selected News Articles @ 2:53 PM :: 1906 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... greenhouse gas concerns, as well as the comparatively high cost of biomass electricity ....

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Monday, January 30, 2023
Hawaii may become the first U.S. state with climate change warnings on all gas pumps
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 6027 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Bills have been introduced in the state of Hawaii Senate and House requiring warning labels on all gas pumps ....

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Saturday, January 28, 2023
Evidence says offshore wind development is killing lots of whales
By Selected News Articles @ 11:34 PM :: 2432 Views :: Energy, Environment

... the humpback death rate roughly tripled starting in 2016 and continued high thereafter ....

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Saturday, January 28, 2023
Navy: No Groundwater Pollution from AFFF Spill
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 1965 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Today the Navy published its first two weeks of validated groundwater PFAS test results, which show no exceedances of DOH’s EALs for groundwater ....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
ODC: Green Energy Lawyer Paid Kickback to get $1000/hour legal fees
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 1899 Views :: Environment, Ethics

... Kvam engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.  Kvam also violated the rules by paying a prohibited referral fee in the nature of a “commission” ....

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Friday, January 6, 2023
DLNR to update administrative rules associated with the Natural Area Reserves System
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 1410 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... allowing longer-term special use permits, adjusting parking fees for non-residents, managing commercial usage similar to the Nā Ala Hele Trails and Access program, extending the closure of areas, and restricting access to off-trail areas ....

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Sunday, January 1, 2023
Sea Level: Updated Hysteria for a New Year
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1887 Views :: Environment

... money is green ....

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Saturday, December 31, 2022
A National Forest for Hawaii?
By Ed Case @ 5:37 PM :: 1768 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... Case Secures Passage Of Hawai‘i National Forest Study Bill ....

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Sue and Settle: Enviros gain Control over 275,000 acres in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 1836 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today it plans to designate more than 275,000 acres as protected critical habitat for the threatened ‘i‘iwi, the best known of Hawai‘i’s imperiled honeycreepers ....

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Friday, December 23, 2022
Red Hill: Navy Requests 'Closure in Place'
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 1847 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Department of Navy Delivers Third-Party Analysis of Alternatives for Closure of Red Hill Tanks, Formally Requests Permanent ‘Closure in Place’ ....

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Thursday, December 22, 2022
EPA Proposes Red Hill Consent Decree
By News Release @ 12:45 PM :: 1780 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... EPA is asking for comments on the proposed order and will host a public meeting the week of January 16, 2023, to go over details of the order and answer questions ....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Congressional Delegation Calls For Independent Investigation Into Toxic AFFF Leaks At Red Hill
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 1966 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Lawmakers Demand Answers On Report That Information On Previous Leak Was Withheld From Regulators; Delegation: Investigation Should Not Delay Defueling ....

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Saturday, December 17, 2022
EPA takes action to address pollution violations at Kailua Wastewater Treatment Plant
By News Release @ 1:44 AM :: 1739 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... In January 2021, the facility experienced a failure at one of two biotower treatment units, causing the plant’s discharge to exceed limits for bacteria ....

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Thursday, December 15, 2022
DoI Announces Avian Malaria Plan for Maui, Big Island
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 1983 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Environment

... Haleakalā National Park is the first site where novel mosquito control technologies will be implemented. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park will follow in subsequent years ....

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Friday, December 9, 2022
Red Hill funds included in annual defense bill
By Selected News Articles @ 11:43 PM :: 1831 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2023 includes $1 billion for cleaning up the site of a fuel leak into Hawaii's water supply ....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Navy Shares Latest Red Hill Leak Video with EPA, not Public
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 1770 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Navy’s water supply is unaffected, according to a Dec. 1 Navy release. The Navy’s water comes from the Waiawa shaft, which is approximately 6 miles away from the affected area ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
(Another) Former Maui County Environmental Management Official Charged with Accepting Bribes
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 2328 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics

... charges stemming from the operation of a long running bribery scheme ....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Ala Wai: Corps of Engineers, City Attempt to Bamboozle Public Again
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 2266 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, City and County of Honolulu requests community input on alternative plans developed for Ala Wai Flood Risk Management General Reevaluation Study ....

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Monday, November 21, 2022
Hawaii Nature Conservancy Buys Reef Insurance Policy
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 1595 Views :: Environment

... The policy will provide funding for rapid coral reef repair and restoration across Hawai‘i immediately following hurricane or tropical storm damage ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
DLNR Sweeps 'til Na Pali Coast 'devoid of craziness and trash'
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 2291 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Homelessness

... In October a team hauled out 820-pounds of rubbish in three helicopter sling loads ....

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Friday, November 18, 2022
Greenwashing: Jason Momoa Slammed for Aluminum Can Hype
By Video @ 4:31 AM :: 1786 Views :: Environment

... Momoa suggests that water in aluminum cans is more environmentally friendly ....

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Pentagon Press Secretary: 'Red Hill created a trust deficit'
By News Release @ 6:18 AM :: 1993 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"...It's currently estimated that the facility closure process will take three years to complete...."

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Saturday, November 12, 2022
DLNR Imposes $1M Fine for Coral Damage
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 1567 Views :: Environment

... the barge’s anchors and cables broke or damaged over 15,000 corals and 140-square yards of live rock ....

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Saturday, November 5, 2022
​Fuel Completely Removed From Red Hill Pipes
By Selected News Articles @ 12:48 AM :: 1622 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Joint Task Force – Red Hill is currently in the third phase of the original defueling plan, which involves contracting out infrastructure repairs ....

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Aiona: DLNR Holomua Marine Initiative 'Copying California'
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 9:15 PM :: 1867 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... more transparency is required to ensure plans account for our local culture, and not simply copying a California plan for Hawaiʻi use ....

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Sue and Settle: Bird Lights Now Part of Grand Wailea Marketing Plan
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1858 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Tourism

... tourism is environmentalism ....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Red Hill Fuel to Stay at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham
By Selected News Articles @ 6:12 AM :: 1814 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Draining the pipelines, which have approximately 1.16 million gallons of fuel split between them, is the first step in completely defueling Red Hill ....

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Friday, October 21, 2022
EPA ordering closure of three illegal cesspools
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 1821 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Small Business

... two illegal large capacity cesspools at the Wailuku Professional Plaza in Hilo and one cesspool at the SKS Management LLC self-storage business in Kailua-Kona .... 

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Friday, October 21, 2022
Red Hill Pipeline Defueling Rescheduled After Water Main Repairs
By Selected News Articles @ 6:03 AM :: 2742 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Navy was supposed to start unpacking fuel from three pipelines Monday, but the Friday water main break affected the systems that would be used for removing the fuel ....

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Sunday, October 16, 2022
Auditor: DLNR Land Conservation Fund Wastes Money on Non-Land Projects
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:25 PM :: 2009 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Land Use

... DOFAW obtained funding from the Land Conservation Fund for its own projects outside of the Legacy Land Conservation Program ....

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Friday, October 7, 2022
DoH Approves First Phase of Red Hill Defueling Plan
By News Release @ 5:38 PM :: 1632 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Removing existing fuel from the Red Hill pipelines will allow the Navy to begin critical repairs to facilitate safe defueling ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Red Hill Defueling Could Take from Four Months to 30 Days, Says New Plan
By Selected News Articles @ 10:18 PM :: 1567 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The DoD could begin defueling pipelines as early as this month and remove all the fuel by the end of July 2024, according to the public plan ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Biden Admin: Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will not be expanded
By News Release @ 5:14 AM :: 2112 Views :: Environment, National News, Small Business

... the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Martha Williams said the administration is not considering an expansion to PRIMNM ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Secretary of Defense Visits Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, Meets With Hawaii State Officials and Families
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 1782 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Secretary also met with Hawaii state officials, as well as with several families impacted by the Red Hill fuel release, to listen to their concerns and to discuss the defueling effort ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Rising costs, construction woes hamper clean energy efforts in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 PM :: 1757 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... obstacles in the path toward statewide elimination of fossil fuels ....

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Friday, September 30, 2022
Is the World Running out of Resources?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:04 AM :: 1422 Views :: Environment

... Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet ....

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Thursday, September 29, 2022
​Department of Defense Submits Additional Supplement to the Red Hill Defueling Plan
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 1681 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... As work continues, DoD will provide regular updates of the schedule at least monthly or when significant changes are necessary ....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Skin Cancer News: Maui Sunscreen Ban goes into Effect October 1
By News Release @ 9:23 PM :: 1814 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Health Care

... the terms “reef friendly” and “reef safe” are not regulated ....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
DOH issues $8.7 million fine, orders Navy to make critical repairs to Pearl Harbor wastewater treatment plan
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 1484 Views :: Environment, Military

... at the NAVFAC Hawaii Wastewater Treatment Plant near Pearl Harbor, numerous operation and maintenance issues led to repeated discharges of untreated or partially treated sewage ....

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