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Monday, March 29, 2021
Record community engagement with “Adopt A Site” amidst COVID-19 pandemic
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 2085 Views :: Environment, COVID-19

... Environmental stewardship has never been this popular ....

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Monday, March 29, 2021
Fools. No Joke: Plastic Ware to be Outlawed Effective April 1
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 3507 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Small Business

... Bill 40 or the Disposable Food Ware Ordinance (DFWO), takes effect April 1, 2021 ....

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Saturday, March 27, 2021
USFWS Proposes Downlisting the Hawaiian Stilt Thanks to Strong Conservation Partnership Efforts
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 2025 Views :: Environment

... The Service is seeking public comment on the proposed change in status for the aeʻo from March 25 – May 24, 2021 .... 

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Kahele, Case Bills Propose National Heritage Sites for Hawaii
By Ed Case @ 7:39 PM :: 2908 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Tourism

... South Kona coastline and Kaena Point .... 

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Thursday, March 11, 2021
Chemical Company Behind Anti-Sunscreen Campaign
By Andrew Walden @ 12:58 AM :: 6674 Views :: Environment, Greenmail

... BASF has been trying to break in to the US sunscreen market for nearly 20 years.  They have been blocked by protectionist FDA stalling ....  

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Monday, March 8, 2021
Cannabis Production on Oahu -- Dirtiest in the USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 PM :: 3894 Views :: Energy, Environment, Drugs

... eastern O'ahu has the highest emissions, at 324 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent per ounce. That’s roughly equivalent to burning 16 gallons of gasoline....

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Friday, March 5, 2021
Seven Cesspools: EPA Fines DLNR (again)
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 2670 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

... Four prior EPA enforcement actions against Hawai‘i DLNR have closed 74 cesspools, collected $407,400 in fines ....

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Monday, March 1, 2021
Missile Defense Agency to Reopen Public Scoping for the Homeland Defense Radar – Hawaii EIS
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 2708 Views :: Environment, Military

... due to changes in the proposed alternatives ....

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Saturday, February 13, 2021
Federal Judge Sends Maui County 'big oil' lawsuit to State Court--Will SCOTUS Intervene?
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 4836 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Federal District Court Judge Derrick K. Watson ruled in County of Maui v. Chevron that the federal court does not have jurisdiction over the case and remanded the action back to state court ....

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021
HB1316: Hawaii Democrats Open New Front in War on Plastic
By News Release @ 3:07 PM :: 2667 Views :: Environment, Small Business

"...a coordinated effort to hold producers responsible for the end-of-life management of plastic packaging...."

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Sunday, January 31, 2021
Kawailoa Windfarm: Island Insurance Pays $250K to Kill Bats
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 3947 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Greenmail

... due to the unexpectedly higher take of `ōpe`ape`a (bat) at the project and discovery of two `ua`u (petrel) fatalities ....

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Friday, January 29, 2021
DLNR Hires Helicopters to Exterminate Sheep on Mauna Kea
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 3550 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

... Control work is scheduled for February 17 and 18. Public access to affected areas and the Mauna Kea Hunter Access Road will be restricted ....

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
'Climate Denialism' -- Hirono Pressures Inspector General to Investigate Trump Officials
By News Release @ 4:16 AM :: 3219 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

"... Commerce IG to Review Hirono-led Request to Investigate Climate Denialism Propaganda Pushed by Trump Appointees at NOAA ...."

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Friday, January 22, 2021
Money to Burn: Virtual Community Meetings Planned for New Aloha Stadium Boondoggle
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 3920 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Rail, Tourism

... The public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District (NASED) project concludes on Feb. 8 ....

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Saturday, January 16, 2021
Land Grab: Enviros Sue to Restore 'Critical' Habitat Rules
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 2362 Views :: Environment

... 2012: 'Critical habitat': Feds Seize Control of 67 square miles on Oahu; Maui Next ....

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Thursday, January 14, 2021
Court Order: All commercial aquarium fishing completely banned in Hawaii
By News Release @ 11:56 AM :: 3656 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Tourism

... until the aquarium fishing industry has completed the Chapter 343 environmental review process ....

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Monday, January 11, 2021
Supreme Court to hear Guam, Alaska Cases
By Court House News @ 12:11 PM :: 3463 Views :: Environment, Judiciary, COVID-19

... The U.S. Supreme Court granted 14 cases Friday night, adding an additional 12 hours of argument to its calendar ....

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Monday, January 4, 2021
The greenies’ tales about Hawaii’s vanishing beaches miss one important fact
By Selected News Articles @ 11:00 AM :: 3655 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...I don’t have an opinion about sea walls. I do have an opinion about connected, rich people buying oceanfront property on sinking islands even as they try to sell us on the idea that an ocean rise clocked at less than 2 mm per year is what really matters – and that we should give up fossil fuel to save their beaches....

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Thursday, December 31, 2020
Hawaii Officials Promise Changes to Seawall Policies
By Selected News Articles @ 6:09 PM :: 2972 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... Officials now pledge action, after a Honolulu Star-Advertiser and ProPublica investigation ....

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Thursday, December 31, 2020
City and County of Honolulu releases inaugural Climate Action Plan
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 3631 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... required step to uphold the Paris climate agreement ....

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Thursday, December 24, 2020
Rate Hikes Coming: PUC Approves New Battery Incentive Scheme for HECO
By News Release @ 9:07 PM :: 3688 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... Ratepayer money will be shoveled to Elon Musk to buy batteries ....

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Aloha Stadium Draft EIS Released
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 3759 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development

...The DEIS has been posted online and public comments are encouraged....

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Caldwell signs key climate bills and releases 2020 City Sustainability Report
By News Release @ 11:36 PM :: 3304 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

..."Biden has stated he’s going to focus on economic recovery and climate change, and these bills ensure we’re ready to partner on day one”....

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Sunday, December 20, 2020
Will Courts Stop Presidents From Calling Oceans ‘National Monuments’?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:32 AM :: 2225 Views :: Environment

...The case involves the Antiquities Act of 1906, which allows the president to proclaim landmarks and structures with historic and scientific interest as national monuments....

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Friday, December 18, 2020
Big Brother Is Watching: Satellites Used to Survey Fishing in High Seas
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 2890 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... Rounding out the top ten of most active companies were a series of Chinese corporations and one U.S. corporation based out of Hawaii. Two other key figures in the top ten list were Sajo Group and Dongwon, two Korean companies that own the United States subsidiary Starkist ....

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Sunday, December 6, 2020
HR7045: US House Passes Bill Creating Hawaii's First National Forest
By Ed Case @ 4:51 PM :: 3052 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation

... Case’s bill now moves to the U.S. Senate for consideration .... 

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Court Clamps Down Even Harder on Aquarium Fishing Activities Near Billionaire Vacation Homes
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 2824 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... Michael Dell wants to see pretty fish when he comes to Kailua-Kona ....

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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Oceanfront Property Tied to Obama Granted Exemption From Hawaii’s Environmental Laws
By Selected News Articles @ 9:22 PM :: 6696 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Obama

...Environmental laws are for the little people, not the environmentalists....

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Thursday, November 5, 2020
DLNR Steps Up Efforts to Manage Homelessness Across Public Lands
By Selected News Articles @ 9:20 PM :: 3725 Views :: Environment, Homelessness, Land Use

...“I don’t see any end in sight, really, because it just seems to have gotten worse"....

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Saturday, October 17, 2020
How to diversify Hawaii's economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:35 PM :: 3606 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Tourism

“...If all of us had to go back and work in the agricultural sector, we’re not as productive in that, and we would lose income....”

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Monday, October 12, 2020
Lemming News: Maui County Jumps on 'Sue Big Oil' Bandwagon
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 3444 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...every court to reach the substance of the allegations has dismissed them—including the U.S. Supreme Court....

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Friday, October 9, 2020
Caldwell: Global Warming causing Rain Bombs
By News Release @ 1:03 AM :: 2751 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...City initiates “Climate Ready O‘ahu” adaptation strategy; welcomes resident participation and engagement via on-line tools launched today....

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Navy Issues Red Hill Remediation Contracts
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 3360 Views :: Environment, Military

...to adapt an existing commercial membrane technology for upgrading fuel storage tanks at Red Hill....

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Friday, September 25, 2020
Atrazine to Be Banned in Hawaii, Territories
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 3305 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

...in the wake of a legal agreement between the EPA and the Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America....

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Saturday, September 19, 2020
Ninth Circuit Upholds Planned Pentagon Buildup on Guam
By Selected News Articles @ 1:34 PM :: 2663 Views :: Environment, Military

... A Ninth Circuit panel on Friday affirmed a federal judge’s finding that the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense properly assessed the environmental impact ....

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Friday, September 11, 2020
The New Champion Of Private Property Rights Is … Barack Obama?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:02 AM :: 5780 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Land Use, Obama

...Obama and his longtime colleague Marty Nesbitt want a 100-year-old sea wall rebuilt and fortified to protect a planned Hawaii retreat....

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
Moving the Smokestack: How Clean is Your Electric Vehicle?
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 4928 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...in Honolulu, the 2016 Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid is only 2mpg better than the vehicular embodiment of excess--the 2010 Hummer H3....

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
Army Announces Intent to Prepare EIS for Pohakuloa
By News Release @ 7:01 AM :: 3534 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Military

...environmental impact statement to analyze its proposal to retain up to approximately 23,000 acres of state-owned land at Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) to support continued military training....

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Saturday, August 29, 2020
Enviros: Haunama Bay Better Off When We Kick the Little People Out
By News Release @ 10:52 PM :: 3942 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, COVID-19

...Since the March 18 closure in response to the pandemic, only researchers and staff have left foot prints on the shoreline of the nature preserve....

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Saturday, August 15, 2020
Hawaiian Burials Dug up to Make Way for Obama’s Oceanfront Septic Tank
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 PM :: 6270 Views :: Environment, Politicians

...Eco-Hypocrisy: How Obama Got a Legal Seawall for Another 55 Years....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Cesspools: EPA Hits DLNR, Hawaii County with Big Fines
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 4335 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Hawaii State Government

...EPA banned LCCs in 2005....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
EPA: Waters Around Two Hawaii Beaches Impaired by Plastic Pollution
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 3269 Views :: Environment, Greenmail

...Next Step: Federally-mandated state-funded beachcombing as an act of pennance in the eco-religion....

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
City Announces Progress on Sewage System Consent Decree
By News Release @ 7:09 PM :: 3810 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...In 2010, the city estimated that it would spend $3.4 billion in capital costs through fiscal year 2020....  

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Sunday, June 21, 2020
Two Years Later: Kauai Mayor signs fifteenth supplementary emergency proclamation
By News Release @ 10:34 PM :: 4128 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Tourism

...how long can democracy be suspended?....

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Saving coral reef fisheries with management areas
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 2668 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...setting aside some areas where fishing is prohibited....

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
EPA orders the closure of 16 cesspools on Kauai
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 2865 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...EPA has taken enforcement actions in Kauai to close 16 pollution-causing large capacity cesspools and collect $55,182 in penalties....

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Saturday, May 30, 2020
Case, Gabbard Pursue First National Forest for Hawai’i
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 3773 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation

...Their legislation follows their recent initiative to create Hawaii’s first National Heritage Area at Ka’ena Point....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
BLNR Rejects Aquarium Fishing EIS
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 3710 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Small Business

...The over 2000-page EIS had been produced by a group of ten West Hawaiʻi aquarium fishers and the National Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, on their proposal to ask the DLNR to issue permits to the ten aquarium fishers....

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020
List of State Parks Reopening
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 2996 Views :: Environment, COVID-19

"...as long as people are moving past each other, even if they’re within 6 ft of each other and not wearing a mask, we wouldn’t categorize those persons as anything but low risk at most and likely no risk...." -- State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park

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Monday, April 27, 2020
Lahaina Injection Wells: Ad hoc rules and non-exhaustive lists of "factors"
By Robert Thomas @ 3:57 AM :: 3366 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...the usual result is going to be that you run a big risk if you don't get a permit....

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