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Land Use In Hawaii

Why Hawaii Needs to Pass the Environmental Exemptions Bill

House Speaker says much has been misrepresented and misunderstood about Senate Bill 755.
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.
Rail Construction End Of Long Line for Permits

Rail Construction End Of Long Line for Permits

Honolulu transit project and contractors buried in paperwork.
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.
Oahu Takes Steps to Identify and Protect ‘Important’ Ag Lands Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

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

Honolulu finally stepping up to three-decades old constitutional obligation.
Waihee and Cayetano: Hoopili Flaunts Mandate to Protect Ag Land

Waihee and Cayetano: Hoopili Flaunts Mandate to Protect Ag Land

Constitution requires state to hold on to farm land and sustain local food production.
Hoopili Symbolizes Direction of Oahu’s Future

Hoopili Symbolizes Direction of Oahu’s Future

Ag versus urban development clash as opponents invoke larger policy debates.
State Supports Hoopili, But Top Official Will Testify For Opponents

State Supports Hoopili, But Top Official Will Testify For Opponents

Sen. Hee has called Hawaii water chief William Tam to testify at hearing on proposed Ewa development.
Hawaii’s Past Governors Say No to Hoopili Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Past Governors Say No to Hoopili

Cayetano and Waihee will testify against the proposed 11,750-home Ewa development.
Land Use In Hawaii