Sophie Cocke

Sophie Cocke is a former reporter for Civil Beat.

December 2012

Saturday, December 29

State Historic Preservation Agency Still Not In Line With Federal Mandate

Friday, December 28

Japan Tsunami Debris Threatens Hawaii But Cleanup Money Is Lacking

Friday, December 21

Bucking The Boss: Former State Environment Chief Clashed With Abercrombie

Thursday, December 20

Still No End in Sight to Oahu’s Landfill Saga

Saturday, December 15

Court Rules Against Kawaiahao Church, State

Thursday, December 13

State Exempts Some Solar Projects From Tax Credit Crackdown

Wednesday, December 12

Superfund Designation Sought For Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Tuesday, December 11

Bombs Away: Undersea Cable May Run Afoul Of WWII Munitions Dump

Friday, December 7

Report: More Traffic Will Clog North Shore If Turtle Bay Expands

Wednesday, December 5

After Fire, Kahuku Wind Farm Fends Off Safety Concerns

Saturday, December 1

Mustard Bombs Off Pearl Harbor Investigated for Potential Health Hazards

November 2012

Thursday, November 29

Could Hawaii’s Utility Be Doing More To Reduce Electricity Costs?

Tuesday, November 27

Hawaii Set to Spend Millions of Dollars to Boost Local Farming

Saturday, November 24

Hawaii Governor Wants To Make Peace With Groups Opposing PLDC

Tuesday, November 20

VIDEO: Kahuku Residents Fight To Save Homes From Developer

Friday, November 16

National Solar Expert: Hawaii Should Get Rid of State Tax Credits

Thursday, November 15

UH Officials Rush To Begin Construction On Haleakala Telescope

Wednesday, November 14

Hawaii’s Booming Solar Industry In Uproar Over New Tax Credit Rules

Friday, November 9

PLDC Schedules New Public Hearing But Will Anyone Be Able To Go?

Tuesday, November 6

Hawaii Tax Department Poised to Crack Down on Solar Tax Credits

Monday, November 5

Hawaii Congressional Districts: Gabbard and Hanabusa Triumph

Saturday, November 3

Hawaii’s Quest for Cheaper Energy Collides With Fracking Debate

Friday, November 2

Federal Judge Issues Split Decision On Honolulu Rail Environmental Suit

October 2012

Wednesday, October 31

Sierra Club Makes Hawaii PLDC An Election Issue

Thursday, October 18

Top Abercrombie Advisor Enlisted to Help Beleaguered PLDC

Wednesday, October 17

Anchor Man: Did Larry Ellison Park His Yacht In A Lanai Nature Preserve?

Tuesday, October 16

Vivint Dominates Hawaii Solar Market, Sparks Consumer Fears

Friday, October 12

Kauai Utility Blazes Ahead on Renewable Energy

Wednesday, October 10

Hawaii Historic Preservation Agency Says It’s Improved

Tuesday, October 9

More Iwi Discovered Along Honolulu Rail Route

Friday, October 5

Emails Back Up Concerns Of Inouye Interference In Maui Telescope Case

Wednesday, October 3

Hawaii Regulators Crack Down On Solar ‘Queue Squatters’

Tuesday, October 2

Abercrombie Moving Ahead On Natural Gas For Electricity Generation

September 2012

Friday, September 28

Rail Ruling Halts Construction at Kawaiahao Church

To Paddle Or Not? Canoe Race Sparks Controversy

Wednesday, September 26

Hawaii Still Lacks Tsunami Debris Cleanup Plan, Funding

Sunday, September 23

The Natatorium Emails, Part 2: State Considers How Best To Spin It

Saturday, September 22

William Aila: Sleep Well! The Natatorium Will Soon Be Mine

Thursday, September 20

PLDC Plows Ahead, Slowly

VIDEO: Kahuku Residents Protest Treatment of Iwi

Saturday, September 15

Native Hawaiians Press Land Board to Stop Haleakala Telescope

Friday, September 14

Plaintiff: Honolulu Rehashing Old Arguments in Rail Case

Thursday, September 13

First Burial Discovered on Honolulu Rail Route

Wednesday, September 12

Hawaii’s Big Wind Project Downplayed in New Energy Study

Tuesday, September 11

Hawaii Lawmakers Vow to Clamp Down on Public Land Corp.

Thursday, September 6

Could Public Land Corp’s No-Bid Contract Policy Lead To Sweetheart Deals?

Wednesday, September 5

Would Kaimana Beach Disappear With the Waikiki Natatorium?

August 2012

Thursday, August 30

Oahu Shows No Love for Hawaii’s Public Land Corp.

Rail Ruling Another Black Eye For Hawaii’s Historic Preservation Division

Tuesday, August 28

‘Stunning’ Opposition Plagues Hawaiian Home Lands Director

Saturday, August 25

Beleaguered Public Land Corp. Agrees To Broadcast Oahu Meeting

Friday, August 24

NOAA Program: Kill The Sharks To Save The Baby Monk Seals

Thursday, August 23

Waikiki Natatorium Back In Limbo As State Steps In

Wednesday, August 22

North Shore Loses Top Environmental Advocate in House Race

Tuesday, August 21

Idle Kahuku Wind Farm Still Costing Ratepayers

Thursday, August 16

Hana Ranch Being Sold To Big Wind Developer

Tuesday, August 14

Hawaii, Japan Forge Energy Bond Following Fukushima Disaster

Hawaii Energy Confab: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Scooters Are Here

Thursday, August 9

Change Is In The Wind For Big Wind Project

Saturday, August 4

New Tests Show Hawaii Fish Jerky Is Safe But Questions Remain

Friday, August 3

Aina Koa Pono Biofuel Contract Gets Second Look

Thursday, August 2

You Can Have The Island, But I’m Keeping the Elephant Tusks

Wednesday, August 1

State Fights for Power Over Land Developers

July 2012

Wednesday, July 25

Hawaii Land Corp. Pushes Forward on Projects, Despite Lack of Rules

Monday, July 23

Pro-Wind Signs Come Down on Lanai

Friday, July 20

Oahu Heating Up? New Geothermal Testing Could Change Energy Plan

Wednesday, July 18

Birds Get $1 Million Fence, Sheep’s Future Not So Bright

Mayors Race Erupts on Big Island Over Geothermal

Wednesday, July 11

Health Dept: Dozens of Hawaii Beaches Not Tested for Contamination

Tuesday, July 10

Aloha, Oprah! Big Wind Developer May Be Celeb’s New Maui Neighbor

Sperm Banks For Coral? One Scientist’s Unusual Plan To Save The Species

Wednesday, July 4

New Hawaii Biodiesel Plant Could Be Game Changer

June 2012

Friday, June 29

Supreme Court Decision Could Patch Hawaii Health Care Cracks

Wednesday, June 27

Governor Signs Undersea Cable Bill, But Lanai Sale Front and Center

Hawaii’s Uninsured Could Lose in Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

Tuesday, June 26

Billionaire One Step Closer to Clinching Lanai Deal

Friday, June 15

Waikiki, Say Aloha to Jellyfish

Thursday, June 14

Report: Envisioning The Demise Of HECO

Wednesday, June 13

Hawaii Only State Not Regulating Pesticides Under Clean Water Act

Friday, June 8

State Approves Hoopili, Court Challenge Expected

Thursday, June 7

Oahu Burial Council Back in Business After Five-Month Break

Wednesday, June 6

Can Natural Gas Solve Hawaii’s Energy Woes?

Tuesday, June 5

Hawaii To Regulate Pesticides in Waterways

Saturday, June 2

Iwi in Limbo as Oahu Burial Council’s Hiatus Hits Record Five Months

May 2012

Thursday, May 31

Hawaii Auditor Critical of Natural Energy Lab

Wednesday, May 30

Pacific Island Could Be Spared From Becoming Tsunami Dump Site

Wednesday, May 23

Leadership Troubles Plague Hawaii’s Historic Preservation Division

Tuesday, May 22

Final Decision on Hoopili Delayed Despite Opponents’ Protests

Monday, May 21

D.R. Horton Tries to Put the Brakes on Hoopili Decision

Saturday, May 19

Half of Native Hawaiians Awarded Homesteads Under Lingle Lack Homes

Thursday, May 17

Hawaii Historic Preservation Office Spent Job Money on Cars, iPads

Wednesday, May 16

DHHL Funding on Shaky Ground Despite Supreme Court Ruling

Saturday, May 12

Hawaii’s Biggest Clean Energy Contract Generating Big Interest

Thursday, May 10

Hawaii Supreme Court: State Must Fund Dept. of Hawaiian Home Lands

Wednesday, May 9

New Electric Meters Spark Privacy, Health Fears

April 2012

Saturday, April 28

Hawaii Historic Preservation Agency Could Lose Certification, Funding

Friday, April 27

New Hearing Officer in UH Telescope Case is Also UH President’s Attorney

Thursday, April 26

Kahuku Now Top Site for Landfill After ‘Data Error’ Corrected

Tuesday, April 24

I Aloha Molokai: Arizona Utility Abandoning Wind Power

Sunday, April 22

Haleakala Telescope Opponents Sue To Stop Construction

Thursday, April 19

Report Says Solar Tax Credits Have Been Good For the State

Single-Use Bag Bill in Political Death Throes

Wednesday, April 18

Water Commission Nominees Confirmed Amid Growing Outcry

Tuesday, April 17

Seawater Air Conditioning Project Still Struggling

Friday, April 13

Solar Telescope Construction May Begin Despite Permit Challenge

Tuesday, April 10

Big Wind Opponents Suffer Defeat in House

Paper or Plastic? Environmentalists Say Neither

Saturday, April 7

Secrecy Shrouds Selection of Water Commissioners

Thursday, April 5

Where Did Hawaii’s Energy Stimulus Money Go?

Wednesday, April 4

Governor’s Water Commission Choices Are Once Again Under Fire

March 2012

Saturday, March 31

Bag Bill, Gutted and Replaced, Clings To Life

Friday, March 30

Haleakala Telescope Hearing Officer Fired

Thursday, March 29

Raw Sewage Still Flowing Into Local Waterways Despite Legal Agreement

Federal Stimulus Still Not Stimulating Many Jobs at Local Biorefinery Plant

Friday, March 23

Is Wind Really Hawaii’s Low Cost Option?

Tuesday, March 20

Hawaii Could Be First in Nation to Establish ‘Clean Economy Bank’ For Energy

Hawaii ‘Ambassador of Energy’ Pushing State Renewable Policy Forward

Saturday, March 17

Hoopili Hearings Pau But Debate Over State Ag Policy Goes On

Friday, March 16

Oahu Takes Steps to Identify and Protect ‘Important’ Ag Lands

Thursday, March 15

Waihee and Cayetano: Hoopili Flaunts Mandate to Protect Ag Land

Tuesday, March 13

Hawaii Republican Caucuses: Kahala

Offshore Energy Projects Run Up Against Feds

Saturday, March 10

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Mar. 12-18

Thursday, March 8

State: No Data On Cost Of Solar System Tax Credits

Wednesday, March 7

Senate Passes Undersea Cable Bill While Backing Away From Big Wind

Tuesday, March 6

Hail, Stranded Dogs and Gushing Waters

Saturday, March 3

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Mar. 5-11

Hoopili Symbolizes Direction of Oahu’s Future

Thursday, March 1

State Supports Hoopili, But Top Official Will Testify For Opponents

February 2012

Tuesday, February 28

Hawaii’s Past Governors Say No to Hoopili

Hawaii Solar Energy Leader Voted Out

Saturday, February 25

It’s Your Money: Hawaii Residents Expected to Pay for Whistleblower Suit

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Feb. 27-Mar. 4

Thursday, February 23

Abercrombie’s Latest Water Commission Nominees Don’t Quiet Uproar

Wednesday, February 22

Stop In the Name Of the Endangered Species Law: Put That Sea Turtle Back

Tuesday, February 21

Mistake? The Story of the Death of Single-use Bag Bill in Hawaii House

Sunday, February 19

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Feb. 20-26

Friday, February 17

Ag Dept Struggles With Unwelcome Animals

Thursday, February 16

Environmentalists Peeved At House Speaker’s ‘Unusual’ Procedural Move

Tuesday, February 14

New Hawaii Water Commissioner Withdraws Amid Controversy

Saturday, February 11

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Feb. 13-19

Friday, February 10

White House: Hawaii Birth Control Law Doesn’t Raise Insurance Premiums

Wednesday, February 8

Questions Raised About Abercrombie Handling of PUC Appointment

Tuesday, February 7

Hawaii Lawmakers Distance Cable Bill from Taint of Big Wind

Sunday, February 5

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Feb. 6-12

Wednesday, February 1

Want Solar Panels? You May Have to Pay HECO Thousands in Studies

January 2012

Tuesday, January 31

Hawaii Land Development Corp Still Controversial

Saturday, January 28

Is Natural Gas A New Energy Source For Hawaii?

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Friday, January 27

Consumers Could Be Charged for Plastic and Paper Bags

Wednesday, January 25

State Pushes Back Against Federal Monk Seal Protections

Tuesday, January 24

Abercrombie: Hawaii In The Hands of Singapore Oil Speculators

Monday, January 23

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Jan. 23-29

Friday, January 20

Aloun Farms Throws Its Support Behind Hoopili

Ailing Farm Industry Needs Help From Legislature This Year

Wednesday, January 18

Water, Fish, Trash Top Environmental Issues in 2012 Legislature

Farm Land Flip Flop? Hawaii Ag Officials Change Position on Hoopili

Tuesday, January 17

Spirited Debate in Store for Energy in 2012 Legislature

Saturday, January 14

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Jan. 16-22

Thursday, January 12

Did Abercrombie Flip-Flop on Hoopili?

Fight Over Waimanalo Gulch Landfill Brewing

Wednesday, January 11

Renewable Energy Push Could Hurt Refineries

Tuesday, January 10

HECO: Japan Tsunami Keeping Hawaii Electric Rates High

Saturday, January 7

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Jan. 9-15

Friday, January 6

State Ag Department Supports Hoopili

Thursday, January 5

Will Hoopili Push Honolulu to Desalinate Ocean Water?