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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 :: 4894 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 :: 5293 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 :: 4796 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 :: 4419 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 :: 9131 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 :: 4336 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 :: 4686 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 :: 3643 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 :: 2976 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 :: 4443 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 :: 10107 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 :: 121150 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 :: 4891 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 :: 4390 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 :: 3802 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 :: 5296 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 :: 5470 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 :: 6672 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 :: 5022 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 :: 6082 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 :: 3586 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 :: 4591 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 :: 6661 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 :: 5869 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 :: 5675 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 :: 5605 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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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Climate Commission Outlines Plan to Seize Shoreline Real Estate if Hurricane Hits
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 4412 Views :: Environment, Land Use

"...Disasters provide critical windows of opportunity and funding for improving resilience to future disasters and changing conditions with climate change and sea level rise...."

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Caldwell in DC for Schatz Climate Hearing
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 4813 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation

...It’s getting hard to take Kirk Caldwell seriously....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
At UH Confab, Politicians and Lawyers Get Reality Check on Climate Suits
By Selected News Articles @ 4:05 PM :: 6071 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Higher Education

...Politicians and trial lawyers eager to sue energy companies over the costs of climate change received an unwelcome message from a university professor....

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Thursday, July 11, 2019
Tourism Activists Find New Way to Push Agriculture out of Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:21 AM :: 6750 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...Hawai‘i’s Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) has violated the federal Clean Water Act by polluting ocean waters along Kauaʻi’s West Side without a permit, a federal court ruled yesterday....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Knee Jerk Reactions
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:39 AM :: 5935 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...The activists could not get the results they wanted in a scientific study and instead went to the courtroom to make their case....

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Monday, June 24, 2019
Microbiologists Complain -- Not Getting Enough Global Warming Grant Money
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 4641 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

...if you warmers don't pay us, we will blow the top off this scam....

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Sunday, June 16, 2019
HI-5 – Have We Stopped the Leakage Yet?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 4883 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Small Business

...“Look. We’ve issued four audit reports on the program...."

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Monday, June 10, 2019
Sunscreen, Straws and Subtlety: The Dangers of Oversimplifying a Complex Environmental Problem
By Selected News Articles @ 5:17 PM :: 3041 Views :: Environment

...Overwhelming activist and media focus on a small part of the problem leads to confused and misinformed citizens....

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Sunday, June 9, 2019
Warmers: $23B Homes to be Destroyed in Urban Honolulu
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 5553 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Rail

... meanwhile the State and City keep building Rail in the alleged inundation zone .... 

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Thursday, June 6, 2019
Feds Debunk Surfrider's Fake Bacteria Counts
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 8128 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, Greenmail

...Scientists use a powerful microbial detection device to show that suggestions of sewage in Kauai’s watershed were mostly false positives....

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Sunday, June 2, 2019
Earth Is Nearly 520 Percent More Abundant Now Than in 1980
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 PM :: 5951 Views :: Energy, Environment, Economy

...Thanks to the ultimate resource: the human mind....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
​Lawsuit Launched to Protect Hawaii’s Cauliflower Coral
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 3789 Views :: Environment

... enviros allege there is a 36% decline in Cauiflower Coral populations ....

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Saturday, May 25, 2019
​Report: Hawaii Gives the Most 'Green' to Elon Musk and Al Gore
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 4641 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaii earned a top of-the-class A+ for spending as much as the settlement allowed on electric vehicle charging infrastructure (Elon Musk) and electrified mass transit buses (Al Gore) ....

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Thursday, May 23, 2019
Debunk: Sierra Club Fluff Piece on Hawaii Carbon Credit Scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 5:44 PM :: 7429 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Ethics, Land Use

...Apparently nobody at the Sierra Club Magazine knows what a penny stock tout is....

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
HAWSCT: PUC Must Consider Whether Renewable Biofuel Energy Plant Might Impact Property Right To Clean And Healthful Environment
By Robert Thomas @ 6:53 PM :: 5405 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...the court's conclusion that the property right to a clean and healthful environment not only requires the PUC to conduct an administrative trial, but that as part of the trial, the agency must expressly consider "the reduction of [greenhouse gas] emissions"....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Hawaii to Sue over Global Warming? UH Law School Debunked
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 7789 Views :: Energy, Environment, Higher Education

...the idea of suing America’s energy industry for climate change-related conduct and harms has been rejected many times, including by the highest court in the land....

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Friday, May 10, 2019
Biomess: Hawaii Supreme Court Overturns PUC Approval of Hu Honua
By News Release @ 4:26 PM :: 6149 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...the PUC erred by failing to explicitly consider the reduction of GHG emissions in approving the Amended PPA, as required by statute....

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019
No, Honolulu’s beaches aren’t going to disappear in 20 years
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 PM :: 5574 Views :: Environment

... Another climate lie bites the dust ....

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019
UH: 95% of our Students Tell Us They are Brainwashed
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 5024 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

... The vast majority of the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa students, 95 percent, are concerned or very concerned about climate change ....

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Ige: New Rules for EIS Process
By News Release @ 9:41 PM :: 5101 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...Gov. Ige has set July 30, 2019 as the date he will sign the new rules for the state Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. The new rules will take effect on Aug. 9, 2019....

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Sunday, May 5, 2019
Carbon Credits
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 6843 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

... Department of Land and Natural Resources is doing a reforestation project in East Maui. It’s hired a vendor to certify the project for “carbon credits.” Why are they doing that if we don’t even have a carbon tax ....

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Thursday, May 2, 2019
How Clean Is Your Electric Vehicle?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:27 AM :: 5726 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...Natural Gas rich Reno, NV is waaaay cleaner than Honolulu....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
EPA Imposes $425K fine for Waimanalo Gulch Spill
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 4626 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...The agreement also calls for a series of facility upgrades to maintain compliance with stormwater regulations....

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Saturday, April 27, 2019
OHA Releases Aina Summit Report
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 4637 Views :: Environment, OHA

...Coinciding with Earth Day....

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