Everyone remembers Carleton Ching, right? Former lobbyist for Castle & Cooke? Was Governor David Ige’s first choice to be chairperson of the Department of Land & Natural Resources, right up to (and even a little past) the moment when it became clear no one in the state with even the slightest interest in the environment wanted him in that job? Well, he’s been appointed … [Read more...] about Carleton Ching appointed to new University of Hawaii ‘Director of Land Development’ job
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In a stunning turnaround from his failed attempt to appoint Castle & Cooke lobbyist Carleton Ching to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii Governor David Ige today named Nature Conservancy of Hawaii Executive Director Suzanne Case to head the agency. "Suzanne shares my vision of wise stewardship of Hawaii’s public and conservation lands and waters, … [Read more...] about Hawaii Gov. David Ige appoints Suzanne Case to DLNR
1. On Mar. 13, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz’s office announced that Maui activist Lance Holter had just gotten himself named to a federal panel. What’s the panel? A. Federal Acquisition Advisory Panel B. Pacific Fishery Management Council C. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation D. Forestry Research Advisory Council E. National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board 2. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Carleton Ching’s failed DLNR nomination?
Hon. Governor David Ige, Wow, sucked to be you yesterday. I mean, you're still governor of the 40th most populous state in the U.S., and absolutely entitled to all the authority and prestige granted to you by that office, but damn–Wednesday was not a good day. And it was your fault, too. You forgot your Machiavelli, and it hurt you at a time when most of the state is still … [Read more...] about An Open Letter to Hawaii Governor David Ige on the Carleton Ching fiasco
[Ed. note: this post was updated on the afternoon of Jan. 26 to include the text of David Ige's State of the State Address] Hey Hawaii Democrats: still happy you guys gave the boot to Governor Neil Abercrombie in favor of David Ige? Sorry, but I can’t help but ask after seeing last week’s news that Ige has all but declared war on the state’s environment. The bad news … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Gov. Ige Heralds Dark Times For Hawaii Environmentalists