Posts Tagged: Lualualei

Kaʻala Farm a modern kīpuka in the fire

The fire that began in the Lualualei Naval Reservation and burned 1200 acres in Waiʻanae, including the traditional hale pili classroom at the Kaʻala Farm and irrigation pipes, spared the loʻi kalo.  The farm is a real kīpuka, a green oasis of life amidst the charred landscape. The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported “Seeds planted for… Read more »

Wildfire that began in Lualualei naval base burns for third day, damage to cultural center and explosions reported

The wildfire in Waiʻanae continues to burn.  The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports: Fire crews were busy in Waianae Valley this morning as Oahu’s largest wildfire of the year burned for a third day. At least one Marine Corps CH-53 helicopter was to rejoin the Honolulu Fire Department’s air operations this morning, the Navy said. Nine… Read more »

Action Alert: TOMORROW Protect Farm Land in Lualualei!

Action Alert:  Protect Farm Land in Lualualei! Wai’anae may lose valuable farm land in Lualualei if the proposed draft of the Wai’anae Sustainable Communities Plan (WSCP) is adopted by the Honolulu City Council.  The present draft of the WSCP would result in a loss of agricultural land and threaten to open the door to future… Read more »

Air Force space war facility breaks ground in Lualualei

The Air Force recently broke ground on a new radar facility at Lualualei, part of its global RAIDRS system.  It is another link in the space war network. Air Force Space Command breaks ground on RAIDRS program Ho’okele Staff | Aug 05, 2011 Capt. Lawrence Scruggs, chief staff officer of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam;… Read more »

The struggle for ex-military lands from Puerto Rico to Hawai’i

In her article “Struggles for Ex-Base Lands in Puerto Rico” published in the Peace Review, Mills College professor and Puerto Rican activist/scholar Deborah Berman Santana writes: Community struggles against militarism do not end once they succeed in ending military occupation and closing down bases. In fact, such victories often signal the beginning of a potentially… Read more »

Nanakuli industrial park dead

As we reported previously, the Wai’anae community won a major victory by stopping the proposed industrial park encroachment into agricultural land in Lualualei.  The struggle is not over however.  The landowner may try again to rezone the property, and a parallel struggle is taking place over the Wai’anae Sustainable Community Plan, which was modified in… Read more »

A Win for Environmental Justice! People of Wai’anae Save Farmland

The people of Wai’anae won a big victory for environmental justice. KAHEA reports, “Tropic Land’s petition for a boundary amendment to allow an industrial park on fertile farmland was DENIED today, April 21, 2011.”  The post continues: The Petitioner recognized that Commissioners had concerns about the proposed industrial park, especially whether they had access to… Read more »

Wai’anae voices its support for preserving agricultural land

On November 10, 2010, there was a public informational meeting on the Wai’anae Sustainable Communities Plan.  This is the plan that guides development decisions for the Wai’anae region of O’ahu. Wai’anae has always had a very strong plan, with clear limits on the growth boundary, provisions to ensure that the rural character of the community… Read more »

Take a Stand to Defend Lualualei Farm Land!

Take a Stand to Defend Lualualei Farm Land! There will be an important community meeting for protection of agricultural land in Lualualei. The Wai’anae Sustainable Community Plan final draft will be discussed. The developers who want to industrialize Wai’anae have inserted a “purple spot” of urban zoning into the plan in the middle of historically… Read more »

Toxic landfill seeks permit extension in Lualualei

The PVT landfill in Lualualei valley in Wai’anae is the only construction and demolition landfill on O’ahu.  It is also certified to take CERCLA hazardous waste, including toxic waste from military clean up sites.  Lualualei is also the site of military munitions storage, electromagnetic radio emissions and offshore dumping of conventional and chemical munitions.   The… Read more »