Did the DLNR uphold its fiduciary duty under the Public Land Trust Doctrine and stewardship duty of the military-leased Pōhakuloa Training Area on Hawaiʻi Island? Two Hawaiian cultural practioners say “no” and are suing the state over the case.
We are already feeling the effects of Climate Change: Massive hurricanes, huge fires, epic droughts, coastal flooding, and communities beginning to sink beneath the waves. Our representatives must act now to stem the coming disasters if we do nothing.
On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a Fossil-Fuel Free world that works for all of us. In Honolulu we will meet at the Hawaii State Capitol rotunda (415 South Beretania St.) and march to Honolulu Hale (City Hall), two blocks away at 530 S King St.
We'll urge the Legislature to move faster on Climate Change, and the County Councils to pass our Fossil Fuel-Free Resolutions. The rally will include music and notable speakers. Please bring Climate Change signs.
This year's theme, set by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, is "Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future." We can't think of a better place than Maunalua, our developed Hawaii Kai suburb, to host WWD 2018. Tomorrow's needs can only be met if we acknowledge our dependence on the natural world today, and mālama the natural and cultural resources we still have access to. Please be sure to join us, and share this message with your friends and family.
Residents of all communities are invited to the Wailupe Community Center (formerly Wailupe Elementary School) to learn about the Honolulu office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency, and to give input to Oahu's resiliency plan.
The Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi is demanding that the Hawaiʻi Department of Health, EPA, and U.S. Navy:
- Install sufficient “sentinel” monitoring wells to guard public drinking water sources from possible contamination currently in the aquifer;
- Locate the fuel that has already leaked from the storage facility and clean it up; and
- Install genuine leak prevention systems, not only leak detection systems, that will guarantee there will be no future leaks from this facility.
If these expectations cannot be met, then the obsolete fuel storage tanks at Red Hill should be retired, and the stored fuel relocated to modern and unhazardous facilities that comply with today’s strict environmental standards.
Please consider signing the petition.