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Saturday, January 28, 2023
Evidence says offshore wind development is killing lots of whales
By Selected News Articles @ 11:34 PM :: 207 Views :: Energy, Environment

... the humpback death rate roughly tripled starting in 2016 and continued high thereafter ....

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Saturday, January 28, 2023
Navy: No Groundwater Pollution from AFFF Spill
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 238 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Today the Navy published its first two weeks of validated groundwater PFAS test results, which show no exceedances of DOH’s EALs for groundwater ....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
ODC: Green Energy Lawyer Paid Kickback to get $1000/hour legal fees
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 722 Views :: Environment, Ethics

... Kvam engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.  Kvam also violated the rules by paying a prohibited referral fee in the nature of a “commission” ....

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Friday, January 6, 2023
DLNR to update administrative rules associated with the Natural Area Reserves System
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 495 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... allowing longer-term special use permits, adjusting parking fees for non-residents, managing commercial usage similar to the Nā Ala Hele Trails and Access program, extending the closure of areas, and restricting access to off-trail areas ....

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Sunday, January 1, 2023
Sea Level: Updated Hysteria for a New Year
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1041 Views :: Environment

... money is green ....

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Saturday, December 31, 2022
A National Forest for Hawaii?
By Ed Case @ 5:37 PM :: 777 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... Case Secures Passage Of Hawai‘i National Forest Study Bill ....

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Sue and Settle: Enviros gain Control over 275,000 acres in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 861 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today it plans to designate more than 275,000 acres as protected critical habitat for the threatened ‘i‘iwi, the best known of Hawai‘i’s imperiled honeycreepers ....

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Friday, December 23, 2022
Red Hill: Navy Requests 'Closure in Place'
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 791 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Department of Navy Delivers Third-Party Analysis of Alternatives for Closure of Red Hill Tanks, Formally Requests Permanent ‘Closure in Place’ ....

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Thursday, December 22, 2022
EPA Proposes Red Hill Consent Decree
By News Release @ 12:45 PM :: 767 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... EPA is asking for comments on the proposed order and will host a public meeting the week of January 16, 2023, to go over details of the order and answer questions ....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Congressional Delegation Calls For Independent Investigation Into Toxic AFFF Leaks At Red Hill
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 775 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Lawmakers Demand Answers On Report That Information On Previous Leak Was Withheld From Regulators; Delegation: Investigation Should Not Delay Defueling ....

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Saturday, December 17, 2022
EPA takes action to address pollution violations at Kailua Wastewater Treatment Plant
By News Release @ 1:44 AM :: 822 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... In January 2021, the facility experienced a failure at one of two biotower treatment units, causing the plant’s discharge to exceed limits for bacteria ....

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Thursday, December 15, 2022
DoI Announces Avian Malaria Plan for Maui, Big Island
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 785 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Environment

... Haleakalā National Park is the first site where novel mosquito control technologies will be implemented. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park will follow in subsequent years ....

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Friday, December 9, 2022
Red Hill funds included in annual defense bill
By Selected News Articles @ 11:43 PM :: 789 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2023 includes $1 billion for cleaning up the site of a fuel leak into Hawaii's water supply ....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Navy Shares Latest Red Hill Leak Video with EPA, not Public
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 754 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Navy’s water supply is unaffected, according to a Dec. 1 Navy release. The Navy’s water comes from the Waiawa shaft, which is approximately 6 miles away from the affected area ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
(Another) Former Maui County Environmental Management Official Charged with Accepting Bribes
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 1172 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics

... charges stemming from the operation of a long running bribery scheme ....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Ala Wai: Corps of Engineers, City Attempt to Bamboozle Public Again
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 1009 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, City and County of Honolulu requests community input on alternative plans developed for Ala Wai Flood Risk Management General Reevaluation Study ....

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Monday, November 21, 2022
Hawaii Nature Conservancy Buys Reef Insurance Policy
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 808 Views :: Environment

... The policy will provide funding for rapid coral reef repair and restoration across Hawai‘i immediately following hurricane or tropical storm damage ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
DLNR Sweeps 'til Na Pali Coast 'devoid of craziness and trash'
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 1086 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Homelessness

... In October a team hauled out 820-pounds of rubbish in three helicopter sling loads ....

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Friday, November 18, 2022
Greenwashing: Jason Momoa Slammed for Aluminum Can Hype
By Video @ 4:31 AM :: 963 Views :: Environment

... Momoa suggests that water in aluminum cans is more environmentally friendly ....

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Pentagon Press Secretary: 'Red Hill created a trust deficit'
By News Release @ 6:18 AM :: 997 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"...It's currently estimated that the facility closure process will take three years to complete...."

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Saturday, November 12, 2022
DLNR Imposes $1M Fine for Coral Damage
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 805 Views :: Environment

... the barge’s anchors and cables broke or damaged over 15,000 corals and 140-square yards of live rock ....

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Saturday, November 5, 2022
​Fuel Completely Removed From Red Hill Pipes
By Selected News Articles @ 12:48 AM :: 596 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Joint Task Force – Red Hill is currently in the third phase of the original defueling plan, which involves contracting out infrastructure repairs ....

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Aiona: DLNR Holomua Marine Initiative 'Copying California'
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 9:15 PM :: 988 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... more transparency is required to ensure plans account for our local culture, and not simply copying a California plan for Hawaiʻi use ....

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Sue and Settle: Bird Lights Now Part of Grand Wailea Marketing Plan
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 878 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Tourism

... tourism is environmentalism ....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Red Hill Fuel to Stay at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham
By Selected News Articles @ 6:12 AM :: 824 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Draining the pipelines, which have approximately 1.16 million gallons of fuel split between them, is the first step in completely defueling Red Hill ....

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Friday, October 21, 2022
EPA ordering closure of three illegal cesspools
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 795 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Small Business

... two illegal large capacity cesspools at the Wailuku Professional Plaza in Hilo and one cesspool at the SKS Management LLC self-storage business in Kailua-Kona .... 

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Friday, October 21, 2022
Red Hill Pipeline Defueling Rescheduled After Water Main Repairs
By Selected News Articles @ 6:03 AM :: 1274 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Navy was supposed to start unpacking fuel from three pipelines Monday, but the Friday water main break affected the systems that would be used for removing the fuel ....

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Sunday, October 16, 2022
Auditor: DLNR Land Conservation Fund Wastes Money on Non-Land Projects
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:25 PM :: 785 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Land Use

... DOFAW obtained funding from the Land Conservation Fund for its own projects outside of the Legacy Land Conservation Program ....

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Friday, October 7, 2022
DoH Approves First Phase of Red Hill Defueling Plan
By News Release @ 5:38 PM :: 746 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Removing existing fuel from the Red Hill pipelines will allow the Navy to begin critical repairs to facilitate safe defueling ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Red Hill Defueling Could Take from Four Months to 30 Days, Says New Plan
By Selected News Articles @ 10:18 PM :: 691 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The DoD could begin defueling pipelines as early as this month and remove all the fuel by the end of July 2024, according to the public plan ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Biden Admin: Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will not be expanded
By News Release @ 5:14 AM :: 889 Views :: Environment, National News, Small Business

... the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Martha Williams said the administration is not considering an expansion to PRIMNM ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Secretary of Defense Visits Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, Meets With Hawaii State Officials and Families
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 819 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Secretary also met with Hawaii state officials, as well as with several families impacted by the Red Hill fuel release, to listen to their concerns and to discuss the defueling effort ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Rising costs, construction woes hamper clean energy efforts in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 PM :: 857 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... obstacles in the path toward statewide elimination of fossil fuels ....

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Friday, September 30, 2022
Is the World Running out of Resources?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:04 AM :: 712 Views :: Environment

... Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet ....

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Thursday, September 29, 2022
​Department of Defense Submits Additional Supplement to the Red Hill Defueling Plan
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 720 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... As work continues, DoD will provide regular updates of the schedule at least monthly or when significant changes are necessary ....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Skin Cancer News: Maui Sunscreen Ban goes into Effect October 1
By News Release @ 9:23 PM :: 852 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Health Care

... the terms “reef friendly” and “reef safe” are not regulated ....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
DOH issues $8.7 million fine, orders Navy to make critical repairs to Pearl Harbor wastewater treatment plan
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 737 Views :: Environment, Military

... at the NAVFAC Hawaii Wastewater Treatment Plant near Pearl Harbor, numerous operation and maintenance issues led to repeated discharges of untreated or partially treated sewage ....

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Monday, September 26, 2022
Real Recycling: H-POWER continues to record high landfill diversion rates
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 1000 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... H-POWER is one of the largest firm renewable energy sources in the state ....

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Monday, September 26, 2022
WESPAC Rebukes Proposal to Expand Marine National Monument in Pacific
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 899 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... Scientists Concerned with Lack of Data to Support Marine Monument Expansion ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
Road Usage Charge Versus Carbon Tax
By Tom Yamachika @ 8:16 PM :: 936 Views :: Environment, Taxes

... Hawaii Department of Transportation has been studying implementation of a Road Usage Charge ....

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Saturday, September 24, 2022
EPA: Navy Red Hill, Hickam 'Not in Compliance'
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 890 Views :: Environment, Military

... Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam SPCC Inspection Report .... BPHH Underground Storage Tank Report  ....

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Rear Admiral to Oversee Red Hill Defueling
By News Release @ 1:56 AM :: 939 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Rear Adm. John Wade as the Commander of the Joint Task Force of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ....

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Sunday, September 11, 2022
​Top-down energy plans not going down easy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:41 AM :: 1049 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... how we got to this point ....

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Thursday, September 8, 2022
Updated Navy Red Hill Plan Released
By News Release @ 2:04 AM :: 1063 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

...  New Red Hill plan projects earlier defueling date ....

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Friday, September 2, 2022
Legislature Paves Way for Issuance of SPRBs for Carbon Credits – Or Does It?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 PM :: 1544 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Ethics, Agriculture, Development

... there is a line item for renting four 480-square-foot units from the Four Seasons for nearly $300,000 a year ....

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Friday, August 26, 2022
Aiona, McDermott urge water treatment system for Red Hill
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 1:19 PM :: 1039 Views :: Environment, Military, Republican Party

... Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation has only gotten money for remediation and not prospective preventive measures like water treatment facilities ....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Sunscreen: BASF Chemical is laughing at you from the homepage of the National Academies of Sciences
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 AM :: 1625 Views :: Environment, Greenmail

... a ‘generous five-year grant’ buys some 'science' ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Sue and Settle: ​Lawsuit Seeks Protected Habitat for 49 Endangered Hawaiian Species
By News Release @ 2:15 PM :: 865 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Rolling Blackouts Coming in September: Hawaii ends use of coal for power generation
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 1812 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... 7% bill increase forecasted ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
EPA: Kaneohe Marine Base to Upgrade Stormwater Runoff Controls
By News Release @ 1:50 AM :: 837 Views :: Environment, Military

... EPA announced a Federal Facility Compliance Agreement with the U.S. Marine Corps to make improvements related to stormwater discharges at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii ....

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