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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 :: 835 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 :: 696 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 :: 1051 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 :: 2027 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 :: 1249 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 :: 1194 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 :: 1315 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 :: 1301 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 :: 1261 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 :: 1460 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 :: 1335 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 :: 1338 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 :: 1206 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 :: 1371 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 :: 1086 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 :: 1156 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 :: 1358 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 :: 1196 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

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

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Sunday, January 14, 2024
Are rolling blackouts the price Hawaii must pay for clean energy?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:35 PM :: 1378 Views :: Energy, Environment

... If you spent part of this week sitting in the dark without any electricity, you probably have some questions about the state’s energy plan ....

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Thursday, January 11, 2024
Navy still on the hook for negligence claims by military families injured by jet fuel leak
By Court House News @ 11:59 PM :: 193 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The government managed to dodge failure to warn claims thanks to the Federal Tort Claims Act ....

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Sunday, December 17, 2023
Another Sher-Edling Scam: Hawaii AG Sues Makers of Firefighting Foam
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 2196 Views :: Environment

... just another scheme to enrich national Democrat lawyers of Sher-Edling ....

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Saturday, December 16, 2023
EIS to Cover Navy Training Exercises off Hawaii, California
By News Release @ 4:38 AM :: 1080 Views :: Environment, Military

... sustain the readiness of the Navy and other participating U.S. military services by supporting current and future training and testing requirements, increasing flexibility in conducting training and testing activities, modernizing and sustaining range capabilities ....

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Saturday, December 16, 2023
Hawaiian Environmental Activists and Greenpeace USA Protest Deep Sea Mining Ship
By News Release @ 1:44 AM :: 2280 Views :: Energy, Environment

... "500 Mines Needed" to Make Green Energy Possible ....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Kauai: Eco Lawyers Block Green Energy Project
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 1432 Views :: Kauai County, Energy, Environment

... Delays caused by lawsuits filed by Earthjustice have resulted in critical project deadlines being missed ....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
New Oil Burner: HECO to Repower 76-Year Old Waiau Plant
By News Release @ 3:17 PM :: 1159 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

..."The proposed repowering of the Waiau facility will be the largest generation project in Hawaiian Electric’s 132-year history."  It will run on oil, but read on to see how HECO conceals this fact....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
HECO 'Clean' Energy: Biodiesel and Batteries
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 1248 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaiian Electric will begin contract negotiations with the developers of 15 renewable energy projects on Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui ....

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Monday, December 11, 2023
Green Questions Water Rate Hikes After They are Approved
By News Release @ 1:08 PM :: 1194 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military, Cost of Living

... “The BWS’ decision to raise water rates by about 50% may create a hardship for many residents. It’s important for the BWS to take advantage of available federal funding to reduce the costs it passes on to O‘ahu residents,” said Governor Josh Green, M.D. ....

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Friday, December 8, 2023
Toxins? What Toxins? Maui Air Monitoring and Sampling Shows Good Air Quality
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 1065 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... no toxins here ....

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Monday, December 4, 2023
Kaneohe: Navy Floats P8 Poseidon, Plans to Restore it to Service
By Selected News Articles @ 3:44 AM :: 2151 Views :: Environment, Military

... the aircraft would be lifted and moved to the runway, “and it would settle onto its landing gear, which is still in good condition” ....

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Friday, December 1, 2023
EPA Completes Removal of Hazardous Materials Following Wildfires on Maui
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 1026 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Removed batteries from 94 electric and hybrid vehicles and decommissioned 274 power walls in homes and businesses. Two containers with more than 30 tons of decommissioned battery material were shipped off the island ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
China Could Play Major Role in Drafting New Regulations for Seabed Mining, Says U.N. Official
By Selected News Articles @ 3:11 AM :: 1053 Views :: Energy, Environment, Military

“...China is the largest financial contributor....”

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Navy Notifies Regulators of Groundwater PFAS Detection
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 1100 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Four of 21 groundwater monitoring wells showed exceedance of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), a component of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) ....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Hawaii demands remediation from Navy following jet fuel leak
By Court House News @ 4:37 PM :: 1593 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Red Hill fuel-polluted soils could cost $750 million to clean up ....

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Monday, November 27, 2023
"500 Mines Needed" to Make Green Energy Possible
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 2027 Views :: Energy, Environment

... GreenPeace Attacks Mining Research Ship East of Hawaii ....

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Saturday, November 25, 2023
UH Assessing Hawaiʻi’s Geothermal Potential
By News Release @ 2:16 PM :: 1503 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... the state’s lone geothermal plant on Hawaiʻi Island produces five times the amount of electricity as one of the state’s largest solar farms, while requiring 80% less land area ....

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Saturday, November 25, 2023
Public comment open on Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Study
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 1287 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... release of the Ala Wai Flood Risk Management draft General Reevaluation Report and Integrated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for review and 45-day public comment period ....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
BWS files $1.2 billion claim over Red Hill damages
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 1317 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Honolulu's Board of Water Supply is seeking $1.2 billion from the U.S. Navy for costs associated with the fuel leak at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ....

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Saturday, November 18, 2023
Monsanto court victory in fight over Roundup cancer warnings
By Court House News @ 2:08 PM :: 1529 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

... the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says glyphosate "is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans" ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
VIDEO: “60 Minutes” Chronicles Lahaina Fire
By Video @ 4:45 AM :: 2558 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... '60 Minutes' interviews DLNR forester .... 

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Schatz: $20 Million For 'Native Hawaiian Climate Resilience'
By News Release @ 3:20 AM :: 1837 Views :: DHHL, Environment, Congressional Delegation, OHA

... Schatz-Authored Provision Of Inflation Reduction Act Funds New Kapapahuliau Climate Resilience Program ....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Pentagon Plans Transfer of Red Hill Back to Navy
By Selected News Articles @ 10:41 PM :: 1490 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Joint Task Force – Red Hill was in charge of defueling, while the Navy and the Department of Defense will take on the closure process ....

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Friday, November 10, 2023
Mililani Fire Video: Native Trees Burn, Albizia Survives
By Video @ 3:09 AM :: 1686 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... While flames are no longer visible, the landscape is a mosaic of blackened native trees interspersed with invasive ones, like Albizia ....

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Monday, November 6, 2023
Guam activists urge Ninth Circuit to revive environmental claims against Air Force
By Court House News @ 1:06 PM :: 1519 Views :: Environment, Military

... Represented by David Henkin of Earthjustice, Prutehi Litekyan argued there had to have been a deliberative process prior to the submission, and that decision-making process was a final agency action ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Handling Lawsuit Against Oil Companies Calls Climate Change An ‘Existential Threat’
By Video @ 6:24 PM :: 2198 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics, Judiciary

... The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled this week that Honolulu’s lawsuit against oil and gas companies can proceed to trial ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
HECO Finally Gets Around to Announcing Wildfire Safety Strategy
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 1582 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaiian Electric claims it first began developing its Wildfire Safety Strategy in 2019 ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
Public Input Sought for City’s First Climate Adaptation Strategy
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 1421 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... The Resilience Office is engaging in fifteen islandwide programs in the first half of November ....

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Saturday, October 28, 2023
Sterile Mosquitoes Released on Kauai
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 1727 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

... releasing incompatible male mosquitoes to try and stop the near-certain extinction of at least four species of Native Hawaiian honeycreepers ....

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023
​Consumer challenges Hawaiian Tropic’s ‘Reef Friendly’ sunscreen label
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 1503 Views :: Environment, Greenmail

... A buyer says the product's label is misleading because it claims the product is "Reef Friendly" despite including chemicals known to harm coral reefs ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Political Connections Pay Off: USACE awards $52.5 million site assessment, debris removal contract to Dawson Solutions
By News Release @ 3:00 PM :: 3354 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Military

... insiders profit while residents leave for mainland .... 

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
County of Maui identifying vehicles damaged or destroyed in wildfires
By News Release @ 5:40 AM :: 1530 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... owners of electric vehicles (Evs) and hybrid vehicles should NOT attempt to start, work on, or sit in their vehicles that remain in the disaster area ....

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