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Saturday, July 20, 2024
EPA Orders Shutdown of Seven Cesspools at Maui County Facilities
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 142 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... the County of Maui has agreed to close the seven Cesspools by June 30, 2025, and pay a $193K penalty ....

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Friday, July 19, 2024
EPA: 'Emergency response missions on Maui are complete'
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 168 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development

... EPA Completes Drinking Water and Wastewater Mission in Lahaina ....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Green Names Climate Advisory Team
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 301 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment, Hawaii State Government

... Team to Produce Policy Guidance for Climate Resilience and Disaster Recovery ....

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Saturday, July 13, 2024
Outsider Foolishly Buys N. Shore Oceanfront Lot--BLNR Steals It
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 636 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... the proposed fines totaled more than $3.2 million after some genius threw a rock at an albatross ....

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Sunday, June 30, 2024
Supreme Court overrules landmark 'Chevron' precedent on government authority
By Court House News @ 3:39 AM :: 701 Views :: Environment, Health Care, Labor, Land Use, Law Enforcement, Small Business

... For 40 years, the Chevron precedent has been the backbone of administrative law, limiting judicial decision-making in favor of agency 'expertise' ....

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Saturday, June 29, 2024
Scheme to Remake Lahaina as Touristy Water Park Advances in Congress
By Andrew Walden @ 5:12 PM :: 2081 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development, Hawaii History, Land Use, Tourism

... The remade Lahaina will be a tourist-oriented animation of the pre-plantation era when the economy was based on slaughtering lots of whales ....

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Saturday, June 29, 2024
Can Hawaii afford climate change lawsuit settlement?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 AM :: 685 Views :: Energy, Environment, Taxes, Cost of Living

"...There's going to be some pain...."

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Friday, June 28, 2024
Did Hawaii just pave the way for court enforcement of California's climate promises?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:12 PM :: 551 Views :: Environment, Cost of Living

... The settlement provides benchmarks for a greenhouse gas reduction plan that will be overseen and enforced by a court through 2045 ....

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Friday, June 28, 2024
Hawaii Water Wars: If you don't claim a 'taking' you lose
By Robert Thomas @ 12:01 AM :: 647 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... those standards only apply where there's a takings claim present. And there's no takings claims here ....

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Thursday, June 27, 2024
Government says Red Hill plaintiffs are asking for too much in damages
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 579 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Seventeen plaintiffs are asking for $7 million ....

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Thursday, June 27, 2024
Fate of Hawaii’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ hike hangs in balance at appellate court
By Court House News @ 2:55 PM :: 666 Views :: Environment, Tourism

... Advocates to keep the stairs told the court that demolishing them will threaten the state's official mammal, the Hawaiian hoary bat. ....

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Friday, June 21, 2024
More Taxes and Fewer Lanes: Green, DoT, Eco-Lawyers 'Sue and Settle' Scheme
By News Release @ 4:33 AM :: 1057 Views :: Energy, Environment, Taxes

... The young plaintiffs are more likely to move to Las Vegas because of this settlement ....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Court stays six Red Hill lawsuits until verdict is reached in recent trial
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 561 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The six lawsuits involved in the court-ordered stay requested by the government involve 2,375 people ....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Six Feet Under: UH Doubles Sea Level Rise Projection (again)
By News Release @ 2:28 PM :: 832 Views :: Environment, Tourism

... UH has been peddling '3.2-foot' sea level rise claims since 2018.  That projection was itself a doubling of earlier projections.  Now they have suddenly doubled it again to six feet.  Did you notice? .... 

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Green: Civil Beat Publisher will Steer Hawaii's Applications for Federal Funds
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 985 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Pierre Omidyar

... to assist in applying for and securing federal funds relating to renewable energy, local food, clean transportation, and fresh water ....

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Friday, May 31, 2024
Red Hill Tanks to be Vented and Cleaned
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 846 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Notification to the public at least 12 hours before the start of venting a tank ....

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Thursday, May 23, 2024
DoH: No Jet Fuel Found in Navy Water System
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 732 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... no petroleum or jet fuel compounds were detected in 15 drinking water samples collected at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) and Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR)—12 from homes at JBPHH and AMR and three from source water shafts ....

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Friday, May 17, 2024
The Dire Cost of Disinformation
By Joni Kamiya @ 6:58 PM :: 1506 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

... the very first coconut rhinoceros beetle was detected here in Hawaii 11 years ago ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Feds Designate 2,000,000 Acres of Hawaii as 'Sentinel Landscapes'
By Ed Case @ 2:02 AM :: 1371 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Land Use, Military

... The program creates partnerships between federal agencies, state and local governments, private landowners, land managers and non-profits to preserve sensitive lands and resources near military bases ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Hawaii Supreme Court says goodbye to federalism
By Selected News Articles @ 5:12 PM :: 1996 Views :: Environment, Judiciary

... The litigation model adopted by Hawaii, characterized by suing oil companies under broad claims about their contributions to climate change, demands a national spotlight for its potential to disrupt the constitutional equilibrium between state innovation and federal authority ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Environmentalists hit snag in Navy fuel contamination case  
By Court House News @ 5:05 PM :: 1159 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... may have to wait until ongoing defueling is completed ....

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Sunday, May 12, 2024
“Who protects Hawaiʻi from invasive species? You do.”
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 1191 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

... HDOA has opened two requests for proposals (RFP) – one for community-based management of coconut rhinoceros beetles (CRB) on O‘ahu and another to support green waste management ....

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Sunday, May 12, 2024
14 Years Later: Honouliuli WWTP portion of Consent Decree completed
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 1142 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... the second major milestone within the 2010 Consent Decree – the full secondary treatment upgrade of the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant  ....

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Friday, May 10, 2024
After Nine Months of Toxic Lies, DoH Finally Admits: "We do not expect to find health impacts caused by toxins in the wildfire ash"
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 1471 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development, Tourism

... “Economic pressures will cause ‘toxic’ hysteria to be hyped up until locals sell out.  Then the hysteria will evaporate and be forgotten as Lahaina is rebuilt as Wailea v2 surrounding the ‘Venice of the Pacific’ water feature.”  -- HFP, Nov 2023 ....

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Navy, NASA Begin Process to Renew Barking Sands Lease
By News Release @ 11:36 PM :: 170 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Military

... Navy’s and NASA’s proposal to retain the use of 8,348 acres and 23 acres, respectively, of State lands presently utilized pursuant to leases and easements on Kauai ....

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Saturday, May 4, 2024
Green 'Climate Team' Headed by A&B Exec to Lead Maui 'Recovery'
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 1849 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Development, Land Use

... Three Words: 'Conflict Of Interest' ....

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Friday, May 3, 2024
Maui: Enviros File Another Bird Lights Lawsuit
By News Release @ 12:06 AM :: 1299 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Greenmail, Tourism

... over the last 16 years, one bird died ....

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024
DOH rejects Navy’s Red Hill consolidated groundwater sampling plan
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 1463 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... groundwater monitoring to support the Navy’s request to reduce the amount of water being discharged into Halawa Stream from 4.5 million gallons a day to 1.8 million gallons a day ....

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Saturday, April 27, 2024
BLNR Boosts Honolua Bay Yacht Grounding Fine to $1.8M
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 1287 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... after hearing impassioned testimony from members of the community, the tentative proposed fined of more than $117,000 for damage caused to corals and live rock, was increased to $1,818,851.97 to account for “emotional distress to the community” ....

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Monday, April 22, 2024
City Points to Empty Rail System as Example of 'Sustainability'
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 1493 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Rail

... and an interactive Skyline tour, showcasing that Earth Day is for everyone ....

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Monday, April 22, 2024
Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 AM :: 137633 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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Monday, April 22, 2024
Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 76828 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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Monday, April 8, 2024
‘Grave Threat’: Calls Mount For SCOTUS To Intervene In Hawaii Climate Lawsuit Against Major Energy Companies
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 1445 Views :: Energy, Environment, Judiciary

... the case should be in the Supreme Court’s domain given the implications it could have for the U.S. economy, national security and federalism ....

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
EPA Orders Hawaii County to Upgrade Sewage Treatment Systems
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 1260 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

... The consent order requires the County of Hawai‘i to address broken equipment and deferred maintenance ....

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
DLNR Now Charging $1 to Use Ocean
By News Release @ 4:38 AM :: 1632 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

... more than 500 companies with commercial use permits from the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR), began collecting one dollar from each passenger or customer ....

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Saturday, March 30, 2024
Stop Big Oil Suit: Did Hawaii's Hyper-Ideological Supreme Court Blow It?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:52 PM :: 2560 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Judiciary, Cost of Living

... there's a price to be paid for preening and posturing .... 

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Friday, March 29, 2024
DoD Returns Red Hill Control to US Navy
By Selected News Articles @ 6:12 PM :: 1656 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Joint Task Force – Red Hill transferred authority of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage to the Navy Closure Task Force – Red Hill ....

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Saturday, March 16, 2024
Hana Joins 'Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area'
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 1493 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Kīpahulu joins Hā‘ena on Kaua‘i and Miloli‘i on Hawai‘i Island, as the third designated CBSFA in the state ....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024
FWS Designates 119,326 acres as critical habitat on Big Island
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 1612 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Land Use

... 119,326 acres of federal, state, private, and public lands are being designated as critical habitat for 12 species, meaning these areas have been identified as essential for the conservation of one or more of the species ....

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Friday, March 1, 2024
City Council adopts Climate Ready Oʻahu, the City’s first climate adaptation strategy, as guiding policy document for the City
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 1526 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... DPR planted a new Monkeypod tree ....

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Thursday, February 29, 2024
NOAA proposes national marine sanctuary in Papahānaumokuākea
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 1414 Views :: Environment

... Public comment on Sanctuary draft proposal requested through May 7, 2024 ....

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Thursday, February 29, 2024
​Major Energy Companies Ask SCOTUS To Intervene In Hawaii Climate Lawsuit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 PM :: 1719 Views :: Energy, Environment, Judiciary

... The Supreme Court previously declined energy companies’ request to consider whether the claims should be heard in federal court ....

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Friday, February 23, 2024
Hawaii committee to discuss $25 tourism tax Friday
By Selected News Articles @ 6:07 AM :: 1604 Views :: Environment, Taxes, Tourism

... House Bill 2406 would impose a $25 "transient accommodation tax," also known as a TAT, on top of the 10.25% TAT that is already in place ....

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Blackouts cast doubt on renewable energy mandates
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:10 PM :: 1600 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaiian Electric blamed reduced solar and wind power as a partial cause of the blackouts ....

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
DLNR: Court Ruling Protects Endangered Hawaii Birds from 'Save the Mosquito' Activists
By News Release @ 7:29 PM :: 1376 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... granting summary judgment and finding the Environmental Assessment prepared for using the Incompatible Insect Technique (IIT) to control mosquito born avian malaria on east Maui ....

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Sunday, February 4, 2024
Kauai: Tourism Industry Scores Another Big Win Over Agriculture
By News Release @ 12:45 PM :: 1676 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, Tourism

... To prevent tourists from seeing muddy water, West Kauai seed farms will be required to get federal NPIDES permits ....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Eco-Lawyers to Sue Hawaiian Electric Because Birds Hit Power Lines?
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 1289 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... possible litigation challenging harm to imperiled Hawaiian seabirds caused by power lines and streetlights on Maui and Lāna‘i ....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Enviros: Honolulu is Primed for Carbon Pricing
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 1429 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

... the Carbon Disclosure Project ....

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Friday, January 19, 2024
Hawaii offers a case study on the inadequacies of wind and solar
By Selected News Articles @ 3:51 PM :: 1600 Views :: Energy, Environment

... weather-dependent wind and solar reliability issues are becoming more pronounced ....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
State De-Carbonization Report Debunked
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:57 PM :: 1426 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... the report presents “aggressive scenarios of emission-reduction targets that will be incredibly challenging" ....

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