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Monday, January 31, 2022
DoD on Red Hill: We Will Appeal DoH 'Final Order'
By News Release @ 11:05 PM :: 1549 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... we have a deadline of this Wednesday, February 2, 2022, to file an appeal of DOH's Final Order, and we are planning to file in both federal and state court by this deadline ....

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Thursday, January 27, 2022
Ige Lacks Authority on Red Hill
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 7:24 PM :: 2025 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... The facility built in 1942 is "grandfathered" and exempt from any EPA rules or compliance.  Second, it is Federal property on Federal land under Federal jurisdiction....

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Defense Appropriations Chairman Jon Tester Tours Red Hill, Does Not Commit to Shut Down
By Video @ 3:09 AM :: 1840 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... said Chairman Tester. “We’ve got work to do, and I’m going to keep working with Senator Schatz to make sure the Department of Defense is getting Hawai‘i and the Navy the tools they need to move forward.” ....

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022
DoH: 'No Evidence Board of Water Supply drinking water impacted by Red Hill Spill'
By News Release @ 8:56 PM :: 1335 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"... at this time, there is no evidence that Board of Water Supply drinking water has been impacted ...." -- Hawaii Department of Health

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Marketing: Hawaii Resorts Score 'Green Business Awards'
By News Release @ 12:31 PM :: 1416 Views :: Environment, Tourism

... A total of 14 venues and events were recognized ....

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Navy to Congress: Future of Hawaii Red Hill Fuel Facility Uncertain
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 PM :: 1316 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Converse said those reports “will allow [the Navy] to make a long-term decision” as to whether the facility, used by all the services in the Indo-Pacific, will remain in operation. He said the question comes down to evaluating other sites and finding “better methods of distribution.” ....

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
DOH/CDC health survey expanded to include all Navy water system users
By News Release @ 1:27 AM :: 835 Views :: Environment, Military

... a survey to learn more about the experience of people who have been affected by the petroleum contamination ....

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Saturday, January 8, 2022
Red Hill: BWS Smokes out Congress?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:16 PM :: 2425 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... BWS statements have become increasingly apocalyptic.  Just don’t ask them to get specific ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
Ocean plastic is creating new communities of life on the high seas
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 1021 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

... Coastal plants and animals have found a new way to survive in the open ocean—by colonizing plastic pollution ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
UH: Solar Installations are Killing Birds
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 AM :: 968 Views :: Energy, Environment

... The new technical report synthesizes current literature on the threats posed by industrial-scale solar installations to birds, identifies the species most at risk from solar infrastructure, lists the locations of current and future solar facilities, and describes specific strategies to limit negative impacts on Hawaiian bird life ....

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
California Global Warmer Returns to Hawaii, Quickly Named to BLNR
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 1353 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

... Aimee’s political experience includes working on Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign, helping to draft her “Climate Plan for the People,” and on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, where she led the Bay Area Idealists4Hillary group ....

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Congressional Delegation: Navy Must Comply With DOH Emergency Order To Defuel Red Hill Tanks
By Ed Case @ 2:28 AM :: 1599 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... CLUE: Where is the funding? ....

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Federal CDC to Survey Red Hill Health Impacts
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 1017 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... investigators from the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and ATSDR will survey civilians living in homes serviced by the joint base water distribution system ....

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
New Ethics Comm Exec Director a Pro-Rail Corporate Lawyer and Lobbyist
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 1255 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Rail

... Ethics Commission Chair Melinda Wood stated: “Mr. Harris has the right mix of public policy, litigation, and managerial experience to excel in this role." ....

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Let's Play Make Believe: Hawaii DoH 'Orders' US Navy to Stop Fueling Ships, Planes
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 1103 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"... Immediately suspend operations at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Tanks, including fuel transfers...."

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Sunday, January 2, 2022
Considering a Carbon Tax with Rebates
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1097 Views :: Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

... This is not the only recommendation the Tax Review Commission came up with ....

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Thursday, December 30, 2021
Maui County Delays Plastic Disposable Foodware Ban
By News Release @ 10:14 AM :: 1965 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Small Business

... Banned items include plastic disposable food service containers and utensils such forks, spoons and knives, and plates, trays, bowls, cups, hinged (plate lunch) containers and straws ....

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Sunday, December 26, 2021
More on 'Green Fees'
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1153 Views :: Environment, Taxes

... a chance to get in front of lawmakers and argue that we aren’t being taxed enough ....

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021
DoD Inspector General to Investigate Red Hill
By News Release @ 12:55 AM :: 962 Views :: Environment, Military

... Project Announcement: Evaluation of the Operation, Maintenance, Safety, and Oversight of the Navy's Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ....

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Friday, December 17, 2021
Sterile Mosquitoes to Suppress Avian Malaria on Maui
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 1036 Views :: Maui County, Environment, GMOs

... not a peep from the anti-GMO activists ....

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
Case: NDAA Mandates Repair of Red Hill Pipes
By Ed Case @ 5:26 PM :: 1008 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... the bill would require the piping system to ultimately be submitted to strengthened and more frequent inspection and repair requirements ....

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
DOH: All Water Tests Below DoH Action Level
By News Release @ 4:20 AM :: 1198 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Five of the 27 results, located in the Iroquois Point and McGrew Point communities, detected trace levels of petroleum product well below the DOH Environmental Action Level.  Samples collected from twenty-two locations did not detect petroleum products ....

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Sierra Club Moves to Intervene in DoH Red Hill Hearing
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 1123 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Navy: State has no Authority over Red Hill Tanks ....

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Thursday, December 9, 2021
Monsanto Agrees to Plead Guilty to Illegally Using Pesticide at Corn Growing Fields in Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 1255 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

... Monsanto Company agreed to plead guilty to 30 environmental crimes related to the use of a pesticide on corn fields in Hawaii ....

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Thursday, December 9, 2021
Navy Discovers Contamination at a Second Shaft
By News Release @ 5:04 AM :: 1170 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Navy officials expressed increasing confidence that the cause of the water contamination could be traced to two leaks at the Red Hill facility this year ....

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Friday, December 3, 2021
UH: 96% of our Students Believe Eco-Religion
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 1385 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

... ‘Worry and hope’: Producing students to save the world ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Health Department Detects Petroleum Product in Navy Water System
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 1901 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... It is hard to miss the possibility that the result of the Nov 20 incident in the fire suppression system has somehow ended up in the Hickam water system ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Ige Seeking Two BLNR Nominees
By News Release @ 3:04 PM :: 1187 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

... Ige is recruiting qualified and dedicated individuals from Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi Island who are interested in serving on the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) ....

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Saturday, November 20, 2021
Maui County Will Not Appeal Injection Well Ruling
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 966 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... When the case was returned to Judge Mollway, she determined that the County needs a Clean Water Act NPDES permit ....

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Saturday, November 20, 2021
Mindless Hysteria: Maui County Council Passes Anti-Sunscreen Bill
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 1346 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Chemical Company Behind Anti-Sunscreen Campaign ....

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Friday, November 19, 2021
NOAA considers new marine sanctuary off Hawaiian Islands
By News Release @ 6:59 PM :: 791 Views :: Environment

... Agency seeks public comment through Jan. 31, 2022 ....

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Legislative Agenda: Bills to Ban Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2030
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 1290 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Enviros deploy push-poll which claims that 66% of public want gasoline and diesel cars banned.  If this is true, why are electric cars only 1% of the fleet right now? ....

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Monday, November 15, 2021
Kauai: Dude Allegedly Freaks out After Trailer Refused at Transfer Station
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 1599 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

... After being handcuffed and while on the ground, DOCARE reports Hoffman slipped the handcuffs under his legs and to the front of his body. He then jumped up and continued unloading green waste from the trailer ....

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Thursday, November 11, 2021
Cesspools: Four Years Later EPA Fines Hawaii County Again
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 1323 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

“...County of Hawai‘i has failed to meet its legal commitment to modernize wastewater infrastructure....”

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Saturday, November 6, 2021
Rolling Blackouts Coming: HECO Doubles Down on Promise to Close Coal Plant
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 1746 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... Hawaiian Electric sets goal of 70% carbon reduction by 2030, envisions zero emissions by 2045 ....

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Congressional Delegation Squeezes Navy on Fuel Leak
By News Release @ 6:03 PM :: 1309 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Hawai‘i Congressional Delegation Calls On Navy To Improve Accountability To Public On Hawai‘i Fuel Operations, Plans To Ensure Health And Safety Of Oahu Residents ....

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Spewing CO2 Governor Jets off to Scotland Global Warming Confab
By News Release @ 5:31 AM :: 1414 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government

... Jeff Bezos' Gulf Stream leads parade of 400 private jets into COP26 ....

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Sunday, October 31, 2021
Climate Change: Billionaire Pats Honolulu Mayor on Head
By News Release @ 4:32 PM :: 1907 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... Honolulu recognized for 'Transforming Streets for Public Transit' ....

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Thursday, October 28, 2021
Red Hill: State Fines Navy $325K
By News Release @ 1:32 AM :: 1344 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The violations were discovered during a routine DOH compliance inspection that took place from Sept. 28, 2020 through Oct. 9, 2020 ....

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Monday, October 11, 2021
Coastal Erosion: No Easy, Inexpensive, or One-Size-Fits-All Solutions
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 1088 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... conclusions of a presentation to the Board of Land and Natural Resources ....

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Saturday, October 9, 2021
Wood Pellets? Hawaii 'Green' Energy Scam is Dirtier Than Coal
By Selected News Articles @ 6:53 PM :: 3301 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... Hu Honua on the Big Island and AES on Oahu are both proposing to burn wood to generate electricity.  NRDC explains that wood burners actually produce more CO2 than coal.... 

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Saturday, October 2, 2021
The Island of Abandoned Cars
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 AM :: 1461 Views :: Environment, Law Enforcement

... For example, in November 2020, they had to move almost 400 cars and 700 tires from Makuu, in Puna District ....

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
NOAA-Supported Aquaculture Projects Seek to Build Hawaiʻi Seafood Sustainability
By News Release @ 12:28 AM :: 1362 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Small Business

... Aquaculture projects with Hawaiian sea cucumbers and goatfish could benefit ancient fishponds and commercial aquaculture operators .... 

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
New Regulation Protects Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins Against Disturbance
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 902 Views :: Environment

... A final rule prohibits swimming with, approaching, or remaining within 50 yards of spinner dolphins. A proposed rule may establish time-area closures of select nearshore resting areas ....

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Monday, September 27, 2021
Hawaii AG Backs Debunked 'Sue Big Oil' Lawsuit
By News Release @ 5:33 PM :: 1201 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaii to Sue over Global Warming? UH Law School Debunked ....

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Sunday, September 26, 2021
Easy Eco Promises: DLNR Pledges 100M Trees by 2030
By News Release @ 12:58 AM :: 916 Views :: Environment

... 100M trees / 7M acres in Hawaii = 14 trees per acre ....

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Saturday, September 11, 2021
Enviros Ask Biden Admin to Ban Sunscreen
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 1156 Views :: Environment

... Chemical Company Behind Anti-Sunscreen Campaign ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Maui Council Passes Organic Pesticide and Fertilizer Bill
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 1672 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

... Bill No. 72, which only allows pesticides and fertilizers that are compatible with organic systems and permitted under the USDA National Organic Program to be used on county property ....

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Monday, August 23, 2021
Beam-in-the-Eye Environmentalism
By Selected News Articles @ 8:35 PM :: 1380 Views :: Energy, Environment

"... States and localities enact symbolic green regulations while embracing land-use regimes that harm the environment ...."

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
Fake it to make it: A Look at Hawai‘i’s GHG Emissions
By UHERO @ 4:42 AM :: 1341 Views :: Energy, Environment

... CLUE: ‘Domestic’ aviation means Hawaii inter-island, not ‘domestic’ within the USA.  If trans-oceanic aviation were included, Hawaii would be nowhere near the goal--so they ‘solve’ the problem by ignoring it ....

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