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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 :: 2650 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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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Save Billionaires Row: Tourism Industry Activists Sue DLNR Over Aquarium Fishing (again)
By Andrew Walden @ 11:25 AM :: 4277 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Small Business, Tourism

...how much will Kona Coast billionaires contribute to these 'non-profits'?....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Sen Riviere Introduces Bills to Protect Communities from Wind Farms
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 2702 Views :: Energy, Environment

...This week, Senator Gil Riviere introduced the POWER Bill Package – People Overwhelmed by Wind Energy Ramifications....

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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Nobody in Hawaii really believes in sea level rise
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 AM :: 4015 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Rail

...Perhaps HART should require its P3 partner to solve the ‘last mile problem’ by installing mooring cleats for gondolas.... 

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Friday, January 3, 2020
BWS Fined for Runoff from Nuuanu Dam
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 2739 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...Sediment that BWS contractors failed to dredge flowed through the reservoir’s drain and was discharged into upper Nuuanu stream....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Rebounding Hawaiian Hawk Removed From Endangered List
By Selected News Articles @ 3:32 PM :: 2269 Views :: Environment

...On Tuesday, the service delisted the Hawaiian hawk, saying the population of the bird is at least 3,000....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
DLNR, TPL Buy Forest Surrounding OHA's Waimea Valley
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 2888 Views :: Environment, OHA

...DLNR-DOFAW and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) have completed the purchase of 3,716 acres – the upper Waimea watershed – from Dole....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
DLNR: Only 3 Bums Ticketed in Latest Napali Coast Sweep
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 4060 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...For decades this section of the state’s largest wilderness park had a wild west atmosphere, with illegal campers and often-times their huge, trashy campsites marring the experience and the environment....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Feds: State Historic Preservation Division now only Medium Risk
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 4258 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, OHA

...NPS, which administers federal funds to SHPD, designated SHPD a high-risk recipient in 2009....

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
A Day in the Life of a Napali Coast Ranger
By Video @ 2:43 AM :: 3174 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Tourism

...One of the most visible features of what has been called a “new day” for Hā’ena State Park and the adjacent Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, is the presence of park rangers....

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Sunday, December 8, 2019
Secretary Bernhardt Announces Hawaii’s state Bird is on the Road to Recovery
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 2228 Views :: Environment

...Nēnē downlisted from endangered to threatened thanks to strong local partnerships....

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Friday, November 29, 2019
Public Hearing: Unlimited Right for DoH to Stall Permits
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 4055 Views :: Energy, Environment, Military, Small Business

... The proposed amendment removes the limitation on the amount of time the department has to take action on a complete application for an Underground Storage Tank (UST) system permit and removes the automatic approval of a permit when that time limit is exceeded ....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Maui Windfarm: BLNR Approves Plan to Kill 345% More Bats, 147% More Nene
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 3652 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...Kaheawa Wind Power II increases incidental take for the Hawaiian hoary bat from 11 to 38 adults (345% increase), and for the Hawaiian goose from 30 to 44 adults (147% increase) during the remaining 20-year permit....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
US Supreme Court Decision Takes 90% of Mauna Kea from DLNR
By Tom Lodge @ 12:52 AM :: 6916 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment
...As the sheep disappeared, the grasses, vines, and human-tall weeds were encouraged to overcome the mountain....
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Sunday, November 17, 2019
Invasive Species Inspection Fee for Air-flown Commodities
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 3554 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...the fee is collected only on shipments by water....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
DLNR: Mauna Kea Protesters Trampling Endangered Plants
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 4832 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

...In addition to the alleged cutting of these vines, DOCARE officers found evidence that other rare plants have been trampled, either inadvertently or intentionally....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Green Fog: Honolulu's Coming Climate Change Bond Crisis
By Selected News Articles @ 8:55 PM :: 4716 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Ethics

...the disclosure statements do not actually project the anticipated risks to the city....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Sue Big Oil: UH Law School Hides Conflict of Interest
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 AM :: 5242 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Antolini previously worked for Vic Sher, which may explain why the academic is so gung-ho to support the misguided crusade of her old boss....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Hawaii protests show why wind energy can't save us from climate change
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 PM :: 3865 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Last year, two Harvard researchers found that meeting current U.S. electricity needs with wind would require covering a land area twice the size of California with wind turbines....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Hirono: 'Believe in Climate Change as Though It's a Religion'
By Video @ 6:44 PM :: 4239 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Religion

..."A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth -- some obvious truth he isn't supposed to say."....

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Sunday, November 10, 2019
An Expensive Charter Crisis on Maui
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 2818 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...Who’s going to pay all these attorneys? They don’t work for free....

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Friday, November 8, 2019
An EIS We’d Like to See
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:13 PM :: 3589 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Small Business

...Some states require an analysis of the potential economic impact of certain legislative proposals — an “economic impact statement,” if you will. Hawaii does not....

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Friday, November 8, 2019
Sierra Club sues to block DoH Permit Approval for Red Hill Tanks
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 2757 Views :: Environment, Military

...The approval deadline is Nov 19, 2019....

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Thursday, November 7, 2019
Hot Take On The Maui Clean Water Act Arguments
By Robert Thomas @ 2:12 PM :: 3545 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Tourism

...It all turns on the language of the Clean Water Act, and what does the term "from" mean....

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Thursday, November 7, 2019
Maui Sewage Case Makes a Supreme Court Splash
By Selected News Articles @ 1:53 PM :: 3445 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Tourism

“...There are more than 500,000 similar underground injection wells in the country and nearly 6,000 in Hawaii alone....”

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Full Text: Maui Injection Wells Case Oral Arguments Before Supreme Court
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 3318 Views :: Maui County, Environment

..."Their questions were insightful, and I felt that they truly understood the complexity of the issues in this case and the potential effects of the expansion of the Clean Water Act on governmental entities and private properties.”....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
UPDATE: Activists Sabotage Wailuku River Diversion Gates, Responsible for Fish Kill
By News Release @ 8:44 AM :: 5794 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Environment

...Chumbley said vandalism has occurred on Wailuku Water Co. land before, typically during “periods of high emotions and reactions"....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019
DLNR: Coral Bleaching wasn't all that bad
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 2948 Views :: Environment, Tourism

... It was all hype.  It always is.  It will be back next year complete with knashing of teeth and pulling of hair ....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Sue Big Oil for Climate Change? Caldwell Falls for Debunked Litigation Scheme
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 4175 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Caldwell and Maui Mayor Victorino both know these suits are doomed.  This is just a cheap way to pander to believers of the eco-religion....

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Monday, November 4, 2019
Global Warmers: Everything Makai of King Street will be Drowned
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 PM :: 2291 Views :: Environment

...Attention Believers: I will buy your Hawaii oceanfront real estate for 10% of assessed value cash money right now.  Save yourself! The End is Near!....

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Saturday, November 2, 2019
VIDEO: Kahuku Windfarm Protest in Caldwell's Office
By Video @ 9:01 PM :: 3842 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Kahuku residents march in to Caldwell's office to protest windfarm....

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Friday, November 1, 2019
Eco-Lawyers to Sue EPA Over Hawaii Plastic Pollution
By News Release @ 12:04 AM :: 2124 Views :: Environment

...Lawsuit Launched Over Trump Administration’s Failure to Recognize Plastic Pollution in Hawaiian Waters....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Maui Enviros Sue in State Court to Yank Case Away from US Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 4:06 AM :: 3653 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Judiciary

... If this were federal court with its Article III case and controversy standing requirements, we'd bet the court might have a difficult time finding standing. But this is a Hawaii court applying Hawaii law, and anyone who might be able to allege even "butterfly effect" linkage to the desired outcome has a very good argument for standing ....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Sue Big Oil? Of Course it is Maui that Falls for Debunked Litigation Scheme
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 4032 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...Mayor Victorino Announces Planned Lawsuit....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Red Hill: EPA, DoH want to Hear from You
By News Release @ 7:01 AM :: 3610 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

...public meetings Nov 19 and Dec 2....

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
Enviros Salivate as WESPAC Selected for Audit
By News Release @ 2:04 AM :: 3288 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Small Business

...Office of Inspector General has selected the NOAA’s Western Pacific Sustainable Fisheries Fund grants awarded to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council for an audit....

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Friday, October 18, 2019
55 Kahuku Arrests: 'We Will Block Future Convoys'
By Video @ 1:22 PM :: 7081 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Caldwell's police will clear the way for a stupid windfarm.  This proves that the problem on Mauna Kea is Harry Kim, not David Ige....

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Thursday, October 17, 2019
OHA Backs out of Tree-Planting Scheme
By News Release @ 8:06 PM :: 3242 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, OHA

...Our experts estimated that the survival rate of the trees would be just 10 percent....

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Monday, October 14, 2019
SCOTUS: Who is in charge at the County Of Maui?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:38 AM :: 3641 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...SCOTUS Oral Argument Hinges On Internal Dispute Over Who Can Settle....

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Caldwell Jets off to Europe for Some Climate Change Make-Believe
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 2915 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...eight U.S. Mayors joined Mike Bloomberg to release the American Cities Climate Challenge Climate Action Playbook, a strategic guide to accelerate and deepen climate action in cities....

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Lawsuit: Hawaii has no Plan for Exporting Air Pollution
By Selected News Articles @ 6:20 PM :: 2359 Views :: Environment

...EPA intends to issue findings on the states’ failures to submit plans to prevent interstate pollution by Nov. 22, 2019....

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Nowhere to Hide: Hawaii County Forced to Stop Pretending to 'Recycle' Paper, Plastic
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 3415 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

...As of October 16, 2019, paper and plastics will not be accepted because there are no longer any 3rd world countries willing to let us throw this stuff in their landfills....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Lawsuit Strips TMT of Canary Islands Permit
By Andrew Walden @ 9:42 PM :: 8444 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...If the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is not built in Hawaii, it can just go to the Canary Islands, right?  Wrong....

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Wind Farms Could Drive Bats to Extinction
By Selected News Articles @ 5:41 PM :: 51887 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Existing research shows USFWS doesn’t have a clue how many bats exist and or even if this species can survive their approved wind energy mortality....

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Sunday, September 22, 2019
Feds Approve Hawaii Windfarm Plan to Kill 424 Bats, 47 Nene, 27 Petrels
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 3875 Views :: Energy, Environment

...incidental take permit (ITP) amendments to three applicants—Kawailoa Wind, LLC; Auwahi Wind, LLC; and Kaheawa Wind Power II, LLC—and a new ITP to Tawhiri Power, LLC....

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Friday, September 20, 2019
Trump 'One National Program Rule' Could Wipe out Electric Car Subsidies: Hawaii AG Joins Suit to Save Elon Musk
By News Release @ 9:04 PM :: 3436 Views :: Environment, Tax Credits

...zero emission vehicle program are pre-empted under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), which specifically prohibits states from adopting or enforcing laws or regulations “related to” fuel economy standards....

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Grassroot: Are we doomed to run out of resources?
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:40 PM :: 3077 Views :: Environment

...Earth’s resources are actually becoming more plentiful....

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Why Flushing the "Clean Water Rule" Was the Right Thing to Do
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:44 PM :: 4057 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

...The Trump administration announced that it had finalized its repeal of President Barack Obama’s infamous 2015 Clean Water Rule....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Hawaii: 'Natural Resources Management' Jobs up 33%
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 4122 Views :: Environment, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use

...Hawai‘i’s natural resource management jobs were at least 4,697 in 2018....

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
DLNR: Protesters Rip Out Last Examples of Endangered Plants
By News Release @ 4:53 PM :: 5173 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...“The destruction of the ʻānunu vine is particularly disturbing, since there may be only five populations of this species still in existence.”....

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