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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Feds: State Historic Preservation Division now only Medium Risk
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 4592 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 :: 3408 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 :: 2433 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 :: 4393 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 :: 3925 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 :: 7291 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 :: 3821 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 :: 5237 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 :: 5067 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 :: 5670 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 :: 4142 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 :: 4577 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 :: 3042 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 :: 3905 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 :: 2959 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 :: 3805 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 :: 3708 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 :: 3508 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 :: 6117 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 :: 3142 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 :: 4494 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 :: 2465 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 :: 4114 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 :: 2270 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 :: 3951 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 :: 4358 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 :: 3917 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 :: 3592 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 :: 7577 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 :: 3514 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 :: 3900 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 :: 3115 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 :: 2511 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 :: 3738 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 :: 8881 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 :: 68397 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 :: 4134 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 :: 3662 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 :: 3248 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 :: 4404 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 :: 4449 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 :: 5568 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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Monday, September 9, 2019
Lahaina Injection Wells: Maui Mayor Scores Council for Refusing to Consider County's Settlement Offer
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 4156 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Cost of Living

...The effects of the Ninth Circuit Court’s expansion of the Clean Water Act on our already tight housing market could be severe....

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Monday, August 26, 2019
DPP Can't Handle Your Permit, but Has Time for Global Warming 'Pop-ups'
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 5094 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Land Use

...The Department of Planning and Permitting is holding a series of pop-up workshops to gather input on how climate change and sea level rise will affect the area between Kāhala and Pearl City, also known as the Primary Urban Center....

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Sunday, August 18, 2019
Two mass killings a world apart share a common theme: ‘ecofascism’
By Selected News Articles @ 7:21 PM :: 3024 Views :: Environment

..."A lot of people felt they were getting burned by talking about population growth and its adverse impact," Holdren said. As a result, he said, the movement's leaders began focusing on the education and empowerment of women….

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Lehua Island Rat Eradication -- Two Years After the Mindless Hysteria
By News Release @ 6:53 PM :: 3874 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...Learn About Hysteria and Ignorance on Kauai....

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Saturday, August 10, 2019
Windfarms Bribe Environmentalists for Permission to Kill 300 Bats, 44 Nene
By Selected News Articles @ 8:42 PM :: 5832 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...With some fanfare, the DLNR acquired the 2,900 acres from Dole late last year for about $15 million, with $2.75 million of that coming from Kawailoa Wind....

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
BLNR Nominees Sought
By News Release @ 6:23 PM :: 5017 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

...Ige is recruiting qualified and dedicated people who are interested in serving on the State Board of Land and Natural Resources....

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Canary Island Enviros -- Hawaii Inspires us to Block Telescope from OUR Islands
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 4747 Views :: Environment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...The Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) claims to have a backup site on the Canary Island of La Palma, an argument used to put pressure on the Hawaiian authorities, but that has now turned against them when used by TMT opponents...."

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Hawaii Attorney General Urges Ban on Firefighting Foam
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 4696 Views :: Environment, National News, Law Enforcement

"...contamination is most often associated with military bases, firefighting training centers, civilian airports, and industrial facilities...."

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