Posts Tagged: Wai’anae

Environmental Racism in Wai’anae – “disposable humanity” in the “dumping ground of O’ahu”

On July 19th, the City and Count of Honolulu executed its sweep of more than 350 residents from the strip of land at Maili point known as “Guardrails”.   The majority of the persons evicted were Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian). Among the evicted were many women and children. Much of the news coverage has been biased… Read more »

Wai’anae Environmental Jusice Bus Tour

10.7.24 EJ bus tour flyer july 24 The Concerned Elders of Wai‘anae hope you will join us on July 24th for the fourth Huaka‘i Aloha ‘Aina o Wai‘anae, an environmental justice bus tour. This is a unique opportunity to visit the moku of Wai‘anae and experience the rich history of this vibrant community and fertile… Read more »

Marine convoy gets stuck in the sand in Wai’anae

A Marine convoy took a wide U-turn and got stuck in the sand at Kahe (on the Wai’anae coast) by accident?  Here’s what the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported: Honolulu police directed the miniconvoy to make a U-turn, and because the vehicles are much bigger than most cars, their wider turning radius took them onto the… Read more »

Wai’anae Environmental Justice summer youth program accepting applications for 2010

Applications are now closed.  Download application forms here. Ka Makani Kaiaulu o Wai‘anae A Summer Youth Environmental Justice Training Institute Aloha Kakou We are Ka Makani Kaiaulu o Wai’anae. We are learning how to promote environmental justice in Wai’anae. We know there is a problem – environmental racism. We swim and play in these waters…. 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 »

UH Law Forum: Environmental Justice in Wai`anae

Environmental Law Program Colloquium Series William S. Richardson School of Law Please join us on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 for an Evening Colloquium, starting at 5:30 p.m. Moot Court Room Jarman Fellowship Colloquium: Environmental Justice in Wai`anae In a move strongly opposed by some community groups, developers are seeking to build an industrial park on… Read more »

Army will use robots to clear munitions from ‘Ordnance Reef’ Army enlists robots to clear munitions near Pokai Bay The Ordnance Reef project also will study the long-term effects on the area’s sea life By Gregg K. Kakesako POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 04, 2009 The Army will undertake an unprecedented $2.5 million underwater robotics demonstration project beginning in October designed to remove or… Read more »

Premier documentary: Blue Tarp City – houseless in Wai’anae

Premier of Blue Tarp City, a documentary film about the houseless in Wai’anae.  Blue Tarp City takes a look at how the Wai’anae native Hawaiian houseless community faces disempowerment and serves to recognize their struggle to exist on the edges of society juxtaposed against post-card beaches and palm trees. Friday, October 16th, 2009 at 5:45… Read more »

Homeless or internally displaced peoples?

Most of these houseless families are Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian).  It would be more historically accurate to describe them as landless or internally displaced peoples, uprooted from ancestral homelands by America’s taking of Hawaiian lands, ‘collateral damage’ of U.S. occupation. The eviction of the houseless from the beaches is only moving them further into 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 »