Treated wastewater from the LWRF reaches the ocean and impacts the reef Well, it’s finally here. After decades of polluting Lahaina reefs with treated wastewater, countless community complaints, and years of litigation, the United States Supreme Court has at last issued its opinion on the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility lawsuit filed against the County of Maui by … [Read more...] about US Supreme Court Rules Against Maui County But the Dispute Over Lahaina’s Injection Wells Remains Unresolved
After two days of high drama which drew nearly 100 testifiers and resulted in marathon meetings of Maui County Council’s Government, Ethics and Transparency Committee, councilmembers voted 5-3 (one excused) to settle a lawsuit brought against the county by Hawaii Wildlife Fund, Sierra Club Maui, Surfrider Foundation, and West Maui Preservation Association. The case, which has … [Read more...] about Council Committee Votes to Settle Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility Lawsuit
In 2014, residents of Anderson County, South Carolina, discovered that energy company Kinder Morgan’s underground Plantation Pipe Line had ruptured, spilling hundreds of thousands of gallons of gasoline into groundwater and soil. Much of the fuel made its way into parts of the Savannah River, but concerned citizens and environmental advocacy groups like Savannah Riverkeeper … [Read more...] about County of Maui V. Hawaii Wildlife Fund: The lawsuit against Maui County being watched around the country
1. The Hawai‘i State Teachers Association released its 2018 endorsements last week. According to The Maui News, however, the union did not take a position on which significant race? A. Governor B. Lieutenant governor C. 11th State House District (South Maui) D. 9th State House District (Kahului, Puunene, Old Sand Hills and Maui Lani) E. 8th State House District (Kahakuloa, … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about last week’s wastewater overflow?
1. On Sept. 20, County of Maui officials said that about 62,500 gallons of wastewater spilled into the ocean off Kahului Beach Road in Wailuku. Back in August, there was another sewage spill, this time into Kahului Harbor. How large was that August spill? A. 48,000 gallons B. 58,000 gallons C. 68,000 gallons D. 78,000 gallons E. 88,000 gallons 2. On Sept. 22, U.S. Senator … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about upcoming work on the Maui Veterans Cemetery?