Posts Tagged: Environmental Justice

Ka Honua Momona – a sustainable alternative from Moloka’i

Mahalo to Sparky Rodrigues of Malama Makua for sharing this inspiring vision from Moloka’i.  This is the “aloha ‘aina” alternative to militarization and exploitation. >><< From: Sparky Rodrigues <> Date: August 26, 2009 3:08:13 PM HST Cc: Sparky Rodrigues <> Subject: Sust ‘aina ble Molokai – IDEAs for Makua? Check out the youtube videos –… Read more »

More on EPA response to illegal city dumping

Posted on: Friday, July 31, 2009 EPA orders Honolulu to clean stream after illegal city dumping Order follows illegal placement of construction debris By Gordon Y.K. Pang Advertiser Staff Writer The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered the city to clean and restore Ma’ili’ili Stream after the illegal unloading of concrete rubble, metal debris, used asphalt… Read more »

EPA orders city to clear illegal fill from Mailiili Stream

Updated at 11:28 a.m., Thursday, July 30, 2009 EPA orders city to clear illegal fill from Mailiili Stream and restore stream bed Advertiser Staff The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today that it has ordered the city to remove illegal fill from Mailiili Stream in Maili and to restore the stream bed and banks. The… Read more »

NOAA monitors munitions dumped off Wai’anae

NOAA to track munitions in sea Monitors at weapons dumpsites will check environmental effects By Gregg K. Kakesako POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 22, 2009 Nine ocean current monitoring sensors will be placed off Pokai Bay at two World War II weapons dumpsites Friday as part of the Pentagon’s continuing assessment of the potential effects… Read more »

Army to resume assault on Makua

Updated at 12:04 p.m., Thursday, July 16, 2009 Army to resume Makua Valley exercises, but restrict weapons Advertiser Staff The Army said today it will resume live-fire exercises in Makua Valley but reduce the number of drills and restrict use of certain munitions. The Army said an environmental impact statement had suggested 50 company-sized combined… Read more »

Wai’anae Community Forum on Environmental Justice

Why is everyone dumping their ‘opala on Wai’anae? What is being done to address these problems? What can we do as a community? Please come to our Community Forum on Environmental Justice Friday July 17 Thursday, 2009 Wai’anae Library (85-625 Farrington Highway) 6 to 8 p.m. Ka Makani Kaiaulu o Wai’anae will be sharing and… Read more »

Illegal landfill yields clues

July 12, 2009 Illegal landfill yields clues Years-old dump in Wai’anae filled with hazardous waste By Will Hoover Advertiser Wai’anae Coast Writer The state Department of Health is trying unravel the mystery of who’s behind a large illegal landfill in a remote region in Wai’anae. For years, the site has been the end point of… Read more »

Wai’anae Aunties Expose Illegal Dump site

The Concerned Elders of Wai’anae, one of the core groups of the Wai’anae Environmental Justice Working Group, discovered and reported an illegal dump site in Wai’anae.  It appears that construction and demolition debris has been dumped in a remote corner of land near the Lualualei Naval Magazine on Department of Hawaiian Home Lands land.  Ka… Read more »

Camp Lejeune male breast cancer epidemic

This article reveals a shocking epidemic of male breast cancer among veterans and other men connected to Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base.  The main culprits suspected are Trichloroethylene (TCE) and Perchloroethylene (PCE) in the base drinking water.   These are the same contaminants found in ‘Aiea and Wahiawa groundwater from military bases.   The article mentions a… Read more »

Dahr Jamail: Destroying Indigenous Populations

Truthout Original Destroying Indigenous Populations Saturday 20 June 2009 by: Dahr Jamail, t r u t h o u t | Perspective The Fort Laramie Treaty once guaranteed the Sioux Nation the right to a large area of their original land, which spanned several states and included their sacred Black Hills, where they were to… Read more »