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Governor’s Water Commission Choices Are Once Again Under Fire Civil Beat

Governor’s Water Commission Choices Are Once Again Under Fire

Fight continues over whether Abercrombie appointees are qualified.
Bag Bill, Gutted and Replaced, Clings To Life

Bag Bill, Gutted and Replaced, Clings To Life

Fearing House will kill environmental legislation, Senate crafts a fix.
Haleakala Telescope Hearing Officer Fired

Haleakala Telescope Hearing Officer Fired

UPDATED Board cites inappropriate contact with proponents in tossing decision to move forward.
Raw Sewage Still Flowing Into Local Waterways Despite Legal Agreement

Raw Sewage Still Flowing Into Local Waterways Despite Legal Agreement

Clean Water Act violations expected to continue especially during heavy rains.

Federal Stimulus Still Not Stimulating Many Jobs at Local Biorefinery Plant

But Honeywell says its demonstration facility could have long-term potential.
Is Wind Really Hawaii’s Low Cost Option?

Is Wind Really Hawaii’s Low Cost Option?

Study ranks wind at top because of low development cost, but consumers are paying much more.
Hawaii ‘Ambassador of Energy’ Pushing State Renewable Policy Forward

Hawaii ‘Ambassador of Energy’ Pushing State Renewable Policy Forward

Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz has been given the job of advancing the state's clean energy policy.
Hoopili Hearings Pau But Debate Over State Ag Policy Goes On

Hoopili Hearings Pau But Debate Over State Ag Policy Goes On

Commissioners to decide by July whether 12,000 home community will move forward.