Maui Group’s response to Maui County’s intent to file suit against fossil fuel industry

Today, Maui County announced its intent to file a lawsuit to hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for their role in the climate crisis. For over fifty years, the fossil fuel industry knew that their products—oil, gas and coal—would cause detrimental impacts to the world’s climate. Instead of acting for the greater good, the industry doubled down on production and spent millions on alternative science and misinformation campaigns.  In response to Maui County’s announcement, the … Read more


            For Immediate Release: May 31, 2018 Contact: Lance D. Collins (808) 243-9292   COMMUNITY GROUPS CHALLENGE EIS FOR PROPOSED KAHULUI SLUDGE FARM AND POWER PLANT   KAHULUI, MAUI – The Sierra Club Maui Group and Maui Tomorrow are challenging Maui County and Anaergia Services’ proposed sludge farm and power plant along the Kahului shoreline by filing a lawsuit in Maui’s Environmental Court today. The groups are represented by … Read more

Op-Ed: Maui’s most controversial permit was approved in only 29 minutes Published as a Viewpoint Op-Ed in the Maui News on February 1, 2018 By Adriane Raff Corwin It’s a matter of basic human decency to show respect toward each other’s ancestral remains. The Central Maui sand dunes are the resting place for thousands of iwi kupuna (ancestral bones), but landowner Maui Lani Partners has been allowed to illegally mine hundred of thousands of tons of Central Maui sand and destroy countless burials in its … Read more

Maui Group Victory! 160 Acres Protected from Development in Wailea

October 26, 2016 Settlement Leads to Protection of Culturally and Environmentally Sensitive Land at Honua’ula (Joint Press Release of Sierra Club, Maui Unite and Honua’ula Partners, LLC)    After more than three years of extensive negotiations, environmental and cultural groups, Sierra Club and Maui Unite, have entered into a settlement agreement with developer Honua’ula Partners, LLC and the County of Maui.  The settlement calls for the protection of over 160 acres of land containing ancient … Read more

Koa Ridge Victory

Supreme Court rejects a disqualified Commissioner’s faulty vote HONOLULU, HAWAII – Yesterday, the Sierra Club won an important step at the Supreme Court in their campaign to stop urban sprawl on some of Hawaii’s best agricultural lands. The Supreme Court issued a decision rejecting contentions that Duane Kanuha was a so-called “holdover” member of the Land Use Commission. The Hawaii Senate, who must provide “advice and consent” on these types of appointments, chose to reject Kanuha’s … Read more

Sierra Club Endorses Senator Brian Schatz

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Contact: Robert D. Harris, 808.220.4306
September 1, 2013

Sierra Club Endorses Senator Brian Schatz

Honolulu, Hawai`i –  Today, Hawaii’s largest grassroots environmental organization announced its official endorsement of Senator Brian Schatz for the 2014 U.S. Senate election. Members and leaders of the Sierra Club cited the Senator’s commitment to clean energy and long history of environmental leadership as the central reason for the endorsement, and pledged to lend its volunteer strength to the Schatz campaign. The vote to endorse Senator Brian Schatz was unanimous.

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Maui Sierra Club Honors Local Environmental Heroes

The Maui Group of the Sierra Club held their annual meeting on Febrary 2nd 2013 at Kaunoa Senier Center in Spreckelsville.  The public was invited to come and hear what the Sierra Club has been doing to preserve Maui’s clean water, ocean access, and quality of life.  The Sierra Club is the public’s watchdog and the theme of this year’s meeting is, “Sierra Club – Working for You”. 

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