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September 23, 2019

EMI Submits Draft EIS for 30-Year Water Lease to Mahi Pono

The Draft EIS is for a 30-year water lease which would allow a continued supply of water through the EMI system to Mahi Pono’s farm lands in Central Maui.
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July 25, 2019

Offshore Sand Sought to Mitigate Erosion at Kahana Bay

A 157-page Environmental Impact Statement Preparation Notice has been filed to address erosion mitigation at Kahana Beach in west Maui.
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May 22, 2019

Maui Meeting Looks at Impacts of Wind Farms on Hawaiian Hoary Bat

The meeting will address the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of Mauiʻs four wind farms on the ʻŌpeʻapeʻa as well as other issues facing the bat species
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May 08, 2019

New EIS Rules to Take Effect in August

State officials say this is the first time in 23 years that the environmental review process has been revamped. 
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April 30, 2019

Maui Court Voids Final EIS Approval for Kahului Sludge Farm

Maui Environmental Court Judge Joseph E. Cardoza today voided the acceptance of the Final EIS for the County's proposed Kahului Sludge Farm project.
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January 30, 2019

200-Room Windward Hotel Planned in Kahului, Maui

RD Olson Development is planning construction of the four-story Windward Hotel on five acres of land in Kahului, east of Costco and Courtyard by Marriott.
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June 13, 2018

DLNR Seeking Comments on Draft EIS for Business Park

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is proposing to establish a light industrial and commercial business park at Pulehunui on Maui. 
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July 31, 2017

State Environmental Council Updating EIS Rules

The State Environmental Council has released a preliminary draft of revisions to the state environmental impact statement administrative rules.
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June 28, 2017

Public Comment Sought on Maui Sludge Drying/Biogas Facility

The biogas facility would utilize equipment to digest energy crops grown on former HC&S plantation lands, and sourced locally from Central Maui Feedstocks.
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March 14, 2017

Hawaiʻi Law Requires A&B to Prepare EIS, Not DLNR

Under Hawaiʻi law, when an applicant proposes an action that requires the approval of an agency, the agency must require the applicant to prepare the EIS,
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June 21, 2010

Two Maui groups seek to invalidate A&B’s EIS for new Water Treatment Plant

By Wendy Osher The environmental lawfirm, Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit today on behalf of two community groups on Maui challenging plans for a water treatment plant in Waiale.  The facility is proposed by Alexander & Baldwin, a company that has been fighting for water to sustain sugarcane crops under its Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company... Read more »
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April 21, 2010

Maui Regional Public Safety Complex moving forward

Governor Linda Lingle today announced that the State is moving forward with plans to build an estimated $235 million jail facility in Puunene, Maui.  The project, planned for location within the former Puunene Airport area along Mokulele Highway, is aimed at replacing the aged and overcrowded existing Maui Community Correctional Center and provide for anticipated... Read more »
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January 18, 2010

VIDEO: Lahaina Watershed Flood Control Breaks Ground After 30 Years of Planning

By Wendy Osher [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtIfcpkJbgI[/youtube] The county broke ground today on the long awaited Lahaina Watershed Flood Control Project.  The project is designed to divert floodwater from the heavily populated Lahainaluna, Puamana and the surrounding area.  Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares said that after 30 years of planning, a half a century of discussion, she is pleased... Read more »
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November 11, 2009

Kihei High School Moves Closer to Reality

By Wendy Osher The proposed High School in Kihei is one step closer to reality as the State Department of Education moved forward in filing an Environmental Impact Statement preparation notice. The DOE plans to develop the South Maui High School on 77 acres of undeveloped land, mauka of the Piilani Highway and the Piilani... Read more »
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October 29, 2009

State Moves Closer in its Plan to Ship Wind Energy From Maui to Oahu

The state is seeking bids from companies interested in linking Maui County to Oahu using a system of undersea cables. The proposed project was unveiled a year ago when the state entered into an agreement with Hawaiian Electric companies to connect the islands into one electrical grid, allowing renewable wind power generated in Maui County... Read more »
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