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Saturday, November 25, 2023
Public comment open on Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Study
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 1361 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... release of the Ala Wai Flood Risk Management draft General Reevaluation Report and Integrated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for review and 45-day public comment period ....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
BWS files $1.2 billion claim over Red Hill damages
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 1385 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Honolulu's Board of Water Supply is seeking $1.2 billion from the U.S. Navy for costs associated with the fuel leak at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ....

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Saturday, November 18, 2023
Monsanto court victory in fight over Roundup cancer warnings
By Court House News @ 2:08 PM :: 1591 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

... the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says glyphosate "is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans" ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
VIDEO: “60 Minutes” Chronicles Lahaina Fire
By Video @ 4:45 AM :: 2618 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... '60 Minutes' interviews DLNR forester .... 

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Schatz: $20 Million For 'Native Hawaiian Climate Resilience'
By News Release @ 3:20 AM :: 1924 Views :: DHHL, Environment, Congressional Delegation, OHA

... Schatz-Authored Provision Of Inflation Reduction Act Funds New Kapapahuliau Climate Resilience Program ....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Pentagon Plans Transfer of Red Hill Back to Navy
By Selected News Articles @ 10:41 PM :: 1558 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Joint Task Force – Red Hill was in charge of defueling, while the Navy and the Department of Defense will take on the closure process ....

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Friday, November 10, 2023
Mililani Fire Video: Native Trees Burn, Albizia Survives
By Video @ 3:09 AM :: 1750 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... While flames are no longer visible, the landscape is a mosaic of blackened native trees interspersed with invasive ones, like Albizia ....

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Monday, November 6, 2023
Guam activists urge Ninth Circuit to revive environmental claims against Air Force
By Court House News @ 1:06 PM :: 1577 Views :: Environment, Military

... Represented by David Henkin of Earthjustice, Prutehi Litekyan argued there had to have been a deliberative process prior to the submission, and that decision-making process was a final agency action ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Handling Lawsuit Against Oil Companies Calls Climate Change An ‘Existential Threat’
By Video @ 6:24 PM :: 2278 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics, Judiciary

... The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled this week that Honolulu’s lawsuit against oil and gas companies can proceed to trial ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
HECO Finally Gets Around to Announcing Wildfire Safety Strategy
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 1644 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaiian Electric claims it first began developing its Wildfire Safety Strategy in 2019 ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
Public Input Sought for City’s First Climate Adaptation Strategy
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 1471 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... The Resilience Office is engaging in fifteen islandwide programs in the first half of November ....

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Saturday, October 28, 2023
Sterile Mosquitoes Released on Kauai
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 1794 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

... releasing incompatible male mosquitoes to try and stop the near-certain extinction of at least four species of Native Hawaiian honeycreepers ....

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023
​Consumer challenges Hawaiian Tropic’s ‘Reef Friendly’ sunscreen label
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 1566 Views :: Environment, Greenmail

... A buyer says the product's label is misleading because it claims the product is "Reef Friendly" despite including chemicals known to harm coral reefs ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Political Connections Pay Off: USACE awards $52.5 million site assessment, debris removal contract to Dawson Solutions
By News Release @ 3:00 PM :: 3449 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Military

... insiders profit while residents leave for mainland .... 

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
County of Maui identifying vehicles damaged or destroyed in wildfires
By News Release @ 5:40 AM :: 1569 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... owners of electric vehicles (Evs) and hybrid vehicles should NOT attempt to start, work on, or sit in their vehicles that remain in the disaster area ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Kula Fire: DoH Arsenic Scare Tactics
By News Release @ 5:06 AM :: 1689 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... The ash samples were collected on September 21 from eight burned homes in Kula ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Lahaina Slush Fund: USACE awards $19 million 'cultural monitoring' contract
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 2623 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Military

... DTL founder gets a cut of the action ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Red Hill defueling underway
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 AM :: 1639 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... nearly two years after a spill into the area's water forced thousands from their residences ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Eight Hawaii Birds Declared Extinct
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 1707 Views :: Environment

... The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is delisting 21 species from the Endangered Species Act due to extinction ....

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
EPA: No 'Toxins' in Lahaina Air
By News Release @ 1:52 PM :: 1786 Views :: Maui County, Environment

"... The results do not show evidence of poor air quality or any hazardous levels of contaminants in the air...."

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
Missile Defense Agency to Terminate Preparation of EIS for Homeland Defense Radar - Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 1919 Views :: Environment, Military

... MDA plans to publish a Notice of Termination in the Federal Register (FR) to terminate the Notice of Intent published on June 1, 2018 ....

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
EA Finalized for Kauai Mosquito Eradication Program
By News Release @ 1:37 PM :: 1577 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

... IIT is a way to control insect pests, like mosquitoes, without using harmful chemicals ....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
DoH Approves Red Hill Defueling Plan
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 1541 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Leading up to this decision, DOH oversaw completion by JTF-RH, of 297 repairs and enhancements needed for repacking and defueling ....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
DLNR Implementing 'Civil Resource Violation System'
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 1953 Views :: Environment, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

... Hawai‘i is the third state to implement a CRVS, after Vermont and Oregon ....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Mayor: Lahaina to be Sprayed with Soil Stabilizer
By News Release @ 3:27 PM :: 1620 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Once the liquid product is applied, a crust will form to prevent ash and dust from migrating into the environment ....

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Monday, October 9, 2023
Hamas Attacks: Hawaii Sierra Club Cheers
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 5552 Views :: Environment, World News, Politicians, Republican Party

... We call on ALL candidates who were endorsed by @sierraclubhi in 2022 to repudiate their support over this awful pro-terrorism sentiment .... 

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Sunday, October 8, 2023
Guam activists urge Ninth Circuit to revive environmental claims against Air Force
By Court House News @ 1:45 PM :: 1674 Views :: Environment, Military

... An anti-military group protested the Air Force's application for a permit to continue detonation of waste munitions ....

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Sunday, October 8, 2023
Who Really Pays?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1799 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Development

... the costs of corruption, fraud, and related bad behavior ....

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023
EPA Approves Red Hill Pre-Defueling Preparedness Report
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 1743 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Decision paves way for safe defueling operations to begin ....

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Monday, October 2, 2023
Molokai Reefs: DLNR Listening to Walter Ritte
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 1817 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Idea:  Let's go attack some Oahu fishermen again ....

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Monday, October 2, 2023
Lahaina Fire Caused by Anti-Cane Smoke Activism
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 2271 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

... Hawaii’s burn ban came about as a result of lawsuits and lobbying campaigns waged by activists and organizations, including Earthjustice and the Sierra Club. The effort succeeded in ending prescribed agricultural burns, which contributed to the demise of a historic 36,000-acre sugar plantation in 2016 ....

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Saturday, September 30, 2023
EPA Consent Decree: Pollution Violations at Kailua Wastewater Treatment Plant
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 1583 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

“This order ensures that the Kailua Treatment Plant continues to take steps to prevent any further bacteria exceedances in what the plant discharges into the ocean”

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
EPA: Civil Beat Publisher Profits from Sale of Illegal Pesticides
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 2281 Views :: Environment, Ethics

...EPA alleges that eBay Sold Unlawful Pesticides, Prohibited Products Containing a Restricted Chemical and Illegal Devices that Defeat Pollution Controls on Motor Vehicles....

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Earthjustice Files Lawsuit to Clean Up Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant
By News Release @ 6:08 AM :: 1756 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

.... treated sewage from the Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant flows into Honokōhau Harbor through groundwater ....

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Friday, September 22, 2023
Can One Government Official Really Hold Up Necessary Water Uses? The Hawaii Public Water Trust In Action
By Robert Thomas @ 12:05 AM :: 4883 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Greenmail, Land Use, OHA

... this just had some devastating consequences ....

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Monday, September 18, 2023
VIDEO: Green Addresses UN About Global Warming or Something
By Video @ 9:23 PM :: 1922 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... We are no longer anticipating the destructive effects of climate hysteria — we are now fully enduring them ....

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Thursday, September 14, 2023
Maui Fires: US House Committee Sets Oversight Hearing
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 1966 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment, Congressional Delegation

... The hearing will take place on September 28, 2023, and the following individuals are expected to testify ....

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Thursday, September 14, 2023
Lawsuit: Green Greed behind Lahaina Deaths
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 4583 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment, Ethics, Greenmail

... between 2019 and 2022, Hawaiian Electric invested less than $245,000 on wildfire-specific projects on the island. Instead of spending necessary funds to prevent fires caused by its equipment, Hawaiian Electric instead spent millions of dollars towards efforts to achieve a 100 percent renewable energy goal, which earned the Company bonuses that the Company’s executives used to increase their own compensation ....

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Thursday, August 31, 2023
‘We Are Dealing With Global Warming’: Hawaii Gov Once Again Blames Deadly Wildfire On Climate Change
By Video @ 11:08 PM :: 1598 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... The West Maui Land Company accused M. Kaleo Manuel, an official with the Hawaii DLNR, of delaying a response to a request to use water to refill reservoirs used by the Maui Fire Department to fight the wildfire ....

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023
U.S. EPA begins hazardous material removal work in Lahaina
By News Release @ 3:04 PM :: 1613 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Bissen has said that after the EPA removes hazardous materials, he will allow residents to go back to their properties to collect personal items ....

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Audio: Hawaii Inverse Condemnation and Wildfires
By Robert Thomas @ 8:44 PM :: 1867 Views :: Energy, Environment

... will Hawaii adopt California's version of inverse condemnation liability in wildfire cases? ....

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
DLNR Faked 'Reassignment' of Official Who Withheld Firefighting Water
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 4491 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics

... The ‘reassignment’ of Manuel was purposefully defective in order to allow for it to be reversed by litigation such as this ....

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Monday, August 21, 2023
Hawaii Gov Doubles Down Efforts To Link Climate Change To Tragic Fires
By Selected News Articles @ 5:35 AM :: 1833 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Green attributed some blame for the catastrophic Maui fires to climate change when he appeared on CBS’ Face The Nation on Sunday ....

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
Fossil fuel giants fight for dismissal of climate change liability suit
By Court House News @ 9:36 PM :: 1849 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... C&C of Honolulu and energy giants faced off over where the suit should be taken to trial ....

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
Red Hill: Hawaii Department of Health Conditionally Approves All 253 Repairs
By Selected News Articles @ 9:02 PM :: 1769 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... JTF-RH remains on track to commence gravity defueling by October 16, 2023 ....

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Friday, August 18, 2023
Hawaii’s Green Agenda Primed State for One of the Deadliest Wildfires in History
By Selected News Articles @ 6:22 PM :: 2940 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... it wasn't climate change--it was anti-climate change policies ....

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Friday, August 18, 2023
Sue Big Oil Lawyers: Biden Should Exploit Lahaina Visit to Make us Rich
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 2297 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Biden Has Voiced Support for Similar 'Sue Big Oil' Cases ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
VIDEO: Hawaii Official Who Allegedly Withheld Water From Firefighters Says ‘Equity’ Comes First
By Video @ 11:55 PM :: 5062 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Higher Education

... A Hawaiian Studies major, Kaleo prefers a traditional, holistic "One Water" approach where water is revered, not used.  Water requires "true conversations about equity" ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
State Energy Officials: Hawaiian Electric Prioritized Green-Energy Push over Wildfire Prevention
By Selected News Articles @ 2:01 PM :: 4033 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Hawaiian Electronic consequently invested less than a quarter-of-a-million dollars on wildfire-related projects ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
DLNR 'Reassigns' Hawaiian Activist Who Delayed Water Resupply for Lahaina Fire
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 5272 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Greenmail, Land Use, OHA

... 'Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner' at DLNR is transferred to new job after allegedly prioritizing taro patch over Lahaina firefighting ....

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