East Maui Streams Update: BLNR Did it AGAIN

Today, November 9, 2017, the State’s Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) voted 5-0 to once again renew Alexander & Baldwin and East Maui Irrigation, Co.ʻs 1 year revocable permits for 2018, which allow them to take up to 80 million gallons of water a day from East Mauiʻs streams. The five members present were Keone Downing, Stan Roehrig, Thomas Oi, Suzanne Case, and Chris Yuen. The Land Board virtually ignored the testimony of … Read more

Take Action: No More Rubber Stamp for A&B to Take East Maui Streams Water

Take Action by Wednesday, November 8th, 2017! Once again, A&B is trying to get a one-year permit to continue diverting water from East Maui streams, with no oversight and no analysis of how these diversions continue to hurt East Maui’s residents and environment. Click here to submit your testimony against any rubber-stamping of these permits. [link deactivated because action finished] The Board of Land and Natural Resources is meeting Thursday morning on O’ahu – so … Read more

Final Arguments in East Maui Streams Contested Case

  The State Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) will hear final arguments in the East Maui Water Contested Case on Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 5 pm at the Haʻikū Community Center. Please come or send someone from your ʻohana to show support for East Maui ʻohana, fishermen, kalo farmers, keiki, and kūpuna. Please note: only the lawyers will present at this meeting. There will be NO public testimony. #eolaikawai #waterislife #eastmaui #eastmauistreams #cwrm … Read more

Take Action for East Maui Streams!

This action has now finished. —– Tell the state: we need a FAIR & HONEST Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed A&B East Maui Stream lease. Use the form below to submit your letter by Friday, March 10th. Background Information Why Does A&B need an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to divert East Maui streams? Alexander & Baldwin (A&B) has requested a 30-year Water Lease from the HI State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR). The … Read more