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Sunday, December 6, 2020
HR7045: US House Passes Bill Creating Hawaii's First National Forest
By Ed Case @ 4:51 PM :: 2093 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation

... Case’s bill now moves to the U.S. Senate for consideration .... 

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Court Clamps Down Even Harder on Aquarium Fishing Activities Near Billionaire Vacation Homes
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 2028 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... Michael Dell wants to see pretty fish when he comes to Kailua-Kona ....

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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Oceanfront Property Tied to Obama Granted Exemption From Hawaii’s Environmental Laws
By Selected News Articles @ 9:22 PM :: 4953 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Obama

...Environmental laws are for the little people, not the environmentalists....

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Thursday, November 5, 2020
DLNR Steps Up Efforts to Manage Homelessness Across Public Lands
By Selected News Articles @ 9:20 PM :: 2433 Views :: Environment, Homelessness, Land Use

...“I don’t see any end in sight, really, because it just seems to have gotten worse"....

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Saturday, October 17, 2020
How to diversify Hawaii's economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:35 PM :: 2328 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Tourism

“...If all of us had to go back and work in the agricultural sector, we’re not as productive in that, and we would lose income....”

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Monday, October 12, 2020
Lemming News: Maui County Jumps on 'Sue Big Oil' Bandwagon
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 2342 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...every court to reach the substance of the allegations has dismissed them—including the U.S. Supreme Court....

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Friday, October 9, 2020
Caldwell: Global Warming causing Rain Bombs
By News Release @ 1:03 AM :: 1938 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...City initiates “Climate Ready O‘ahu” adaptation strategy; welcomes resident participation and engagement via on-line tools launched today....

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Navy Issues Red Hill Remediation Contracts
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 2287 Views :: Environment, Military

...to adapt an existing commercial membrane technology for upgrading fuel storage tanks at Red Hill....

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Friday, September 25, 2020
Atrazine to Be Banned in Hawaii, Territories
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 2158 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

...in the wake of a legal agreement between the EPA and the Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America....

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Saturday, September 19, 2020
Ninth Circuit Upholds Planned Pentagon Buildup on Guam
By Selected News Articles @ 1:34 PM :: 1857 Views :: Environment, Military

... A Ninth Circuit panel on Friday affirmed a federal judge’s finding that the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense properly assessed the environmental impact ....

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Friday, September 11, 2020
The New Champion Of Private Property Rights Is … Barack Obama?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:02 AM :: 4279 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Land Use, Obama

...Obama and his longtime colleague Marty Nesbitt want a 100-year-old sea wall rebuilt and fortified to protect a planned Hawaii retreat....

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
Moving the Smokestack: How Clean is Your Electric Vehicle?
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 3564 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...in Honolulu, the 2016 Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid is only 2mpg better than the vehicular embodiment of excess--the 2010 Hummer H3....

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
Army Announces Intent to Prepare EIS for Pohakuloa
By News Release @ 7:01 AM :: 2474 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Military

...environmental impact statement to analyze its proposal to retain up to approximately 23,000 acres of state-owned land at Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) to support continued military training....

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Saturday, August 29, 2020
Enviros: Haunama Bay Better Off When We Kick the Little People Out
By News Release @ 10:52 PM :: 2962 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, COVID-19

...Since the March 18 closure in response to the pandemic, only researchers and staff have left foot prints on the shoreline of the nature preserve....

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Saturday, August 15, 2020
Hawaiian Burials Dug up to Make Way for Obama’s Oceanfront Septic Tank
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 PM :: 4946 Views :: Environment, Politicians

...Eco-Hypocrisy: How Obama Got a Legal Seawall for Another 55 Years....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Cesspools: EPA Hits DLNR, Hawaii County with Big Fines
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 3047 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Hawaii State Government

...EPA banned LCCs in 2005....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
EPA: Waters Around Two Hawaii Beaches Impaired by Plastic Pollution
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 2384 Views :: Environment, Greenmail

...Next Step: Federally-mandated state-funded beachcombing as an act of pennance in the eco-religion....

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
City Announces Progress on Sewage System Consent Decree
By News Release @ 7:09 PM :: 2738 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...In 2010, the city estimated that it would spend $3.4 billion in capital costs through fiscal year 2020....  

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Sunday, June 21, 2020
Two Years Later: Kauai Mayor signs fifteenth supplementary emergency proclamation
By News Release @ 10:34 PM :: 3002 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 :: 1882 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 :: 1985 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 :: 2587 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation

...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 :: 2438 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 6, 2020
List of State Parks Reopening
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 2223 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 :: 2374 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 :: 3538 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 :: 2441 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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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Hawaii Air Quality Cleanest in the Nation
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 2169 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 :: 1987 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 :: 2736 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 3, 2020
Enviros Use Sharks as Excuse in Latest Attack on Hawaii Fishing Industry
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 1979 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 :: 2714 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 :: 2396 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 :: 3140 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 :: 2630 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 :: 2823 Views :: Energy, Environment, Rail

...Cars have been more energy efficient than transit buses since 1991....

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Monday, March 9, 2020
EPA requiring closures of 12 Big Isle cesspools
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 2992 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 9, 2020
Forest Service, DLNR Sign 'Shared Stewardship' Agreement
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 1620 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 6, 2020
The green case for Jones Act reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:31 PM :: 6751 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

...the pros and cons of ships, trucks and trains....

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Senate passes bill to establish a carbon tax on fossil fuels
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 3296 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...Carbon Tax to become $15B Slush Fund for Developers....

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Feds Agree to Consider Protections for Hawaii’s Cauliflower Coral
By Court House News @ 10:00 AM :: 1796 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 :: 2037 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 :: 2945 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 :: 2433 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 :: 3568 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 :: 5471 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 :: 3390 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 :: 2874 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 7, 2020
Trump Admin Ousts EPA Region 9 Director
By News Release @ 4:39 AM :: 2839 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 6, 2020
Lawsuit: Plastic Hysteria is Excuse for Feds to Take Control of Hawaii Waterways
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 2647 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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