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August 14, 2020

Environmental Council Unanimously Upholds Rejection of Aquarium Trade EIS

The State of Hawai'i Environmental Council issued a unanimous decision on Thursday effectively extending the ban aimed at reopening the collection of West Hawai’i reef fish for aquarium trade. The decision signaled a victory for reef advocates, many of whom expressed concern about the impacts of commercial aquarium collection on the ocean’s health for decades.
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April 05, 2020

Environmental Groups Seek Protections For Whitetip Sharks

Earthjustice filed a lawsuit that aims to force the National Marine Fisheries Service to take action to protect oceanic whitetip sharks.
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November 26, 2019

Environmental Groups Call Aquarium Industry Assessment “Flawed”

"...can’t ignore the 800-pound gorilla that, except for bag limits for a limited number of species, nothing prohibits these collectors from taking every single fish from every singe reef in the state." --Earthjustice
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November 06, 2019

Mayor’s Statement on Lahaina Injection Well US Supreme Court Oral Arguments

Oral arguments were heard today before the US Supreme Court in a case involving Maui County’s Lahaina injection wells and the interpretation of the Clean Water Act.
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November 04, 2019

Maui Clean Water Case Heads to US Supreme Court This Week

The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week in the clean water case involving Maui County's injection wells.
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September 20, 2019

Mayor: Withdrawing Lahaina Injection Well Case Would Cost Millions

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino detailed anticipated impacts that he said would surface if the County ends up withdrawing from a U.S. Supreme Court case involving Lahaina's injection wells.
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September 09, 2019

Committee Votes in Favor of Settling Lahaina Injection Wells Case

Late Friday night, a majority of the Maui County Council voted in favor of a settlement to withdraw the county’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the federal Clean Water Act’s protections against ocean pollution from the county’s Lahaina wastewater plant.
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August 28, 2019

Petitions Delivered Urging County to Settle Lahaina Injection Well Case

The petition urges the county to settle the legal case involving it's Lahaina wastewater treatment plant and withdraw it's appeal to the US Supreme Court.
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July 02, 2019

Moloka‘i Group Demands Stream Flow Restoration

A community group on Molokaʻi is demanding the restoration of stream flows at four island streams located in the central part of the island.
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February 21, 2019

Isaac Moriwake to Lead Earthjustice Mid-Pacific Office

Hawaiʻi attorney Isaac Moriwake was recently named the new managing attorney for Earthjustice’s Mid-Pacific office in Honolulu, succeeding Paul Achitoff, who recently retired. “When I joined Earthjustice over 16 years ago, I would never have dreamed of one day leading our team in Hawai‘i,” Moriwake said. “So I can’t even say this is a ‘dream... Read more »
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February 14, 2019

Lawsuit Seeks to Block LED Streetlights on Maui

A lawsuit was filed on Tuesday to block the replacement of approximately 4,800 streetlight fixtures across Maui County with new LED fixtures.
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December 27, 2018

Schatz Introduces Legislation to Protect Children From Pesticide

US Senator Brian Schatz introduced a bill last Monday to ban chlorpyrifos, a dangerous pesticide that is particularly harmful to children. The bill, called the Prohibit Chlorpyrifos Poisoning Students Act, would take Hawai‘i’s state ban to the national level, banning the use of the chemical near schools in 2019 and banning its sale and distribution... Read more »
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July 27, 2018

Groups Urge End to “Reef Wildlife Trafficking”

Hawaiʻi environmental and wildlife protection groups today urged Hawaiʻi Governor David Ige to immediately halt all extraction of marine animals for aquarium purposes.
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July 27, 2018

EIS Required for Commercial Aquarium Permits

The determination of the requirement for an EIS will initiate a 30-day public consultation for parties to comment on the action and to request to become consulted parties in the preparation of the draft EIS.
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April 17, 2018

Environmental Court Voids 131 Recreational Aquarium Collection Permits

More than 130 recreational aquarium collection permits are now void under a new ruling issued in Hawaiʻi's Environmental Court on Thursday.
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