Monthly Archives: July 2019

Hawaii’s government leaders must rise to the occasion.

Governor David Ige is between that proverbial rock and a very, very, very hard place.  The situation seems intractable, but it is not. There is a path forward. Attempting to arrest and detain 2,000 people is I would hope, not … Continue reading

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Worth listening to in these turbulent times

I encourge you to listen to this beautiful little song sent to me by a friend yesterday. She said: “Gary, this brought the protectors on Mauna Kea – and you, and demonstrators elsewhere – to mind. Thought you might enjoy … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Mauna

Friends and fellow HAPA Board Members Walter Ritte and Kaleikoa Ka‘eo – Chained to a cattle grate for 11 hours to protect the Mauna. *photographer unknown How did we get to a place where hundreds of Hawai‘i police officers dressed in full riot gear … Continue reading

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Kauai’s west side deserves better.  We all deserve better.

Every single day of the week, the Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) dumps millions of gallons of water polluted with pesticides and heavy metals into the ocean in areas where Kauai’s west side residents fish, surf and recreate with their families. … Continue reading

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Huge news for Kauai’s west side waters – chemical companies take another hit.  

FEDERAL JUDGE FINDS HAWAI‘I AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (ADC) IS UNLAWFULLY CONTAMINATING KAUAʻI’S SHORES Click here to read the courts decision: Hawai‘i’s Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) has violated the federal Clean Water Act  Community groups Na Kia‘i Kai, Surfrider Foundation, and … Continue reading

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Economic Justice – In defense of the invisible

When bills are introduced to protect dolphins, whales, bees or birds – it is a given that the chamber will be full of testifiers. Likewise, if there is a measure before any legislative body that purports to regulate fishing, or … Continue reading

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Hawaii GMO industry footprint shrinks by 50%, plus DOE bans herbicides in all Hawaii public schools –

What if I told you that the application of restricted use pesticides in Hawaii by the largest chemical companies in the world – has been cut by half over the past 7 years? What if I told you that the Department … Continue reading

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