The Latest On: Mid-Pacific
David Henkin, Staff Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office: “You don’t need to burn the village to save the village.”
Isaac Moriwake, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “HECO is a national leader at integrating rooftop solar into the traditional utility grid. But the PUC directed it to find a new model that optimizes DER and makes it part of a new and transformed system instead of cramming it into the traditional utility business.”
Isaac Moriwake, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "In the plantation era—Wailuku Water Company's predecessor used to be Wailuku Sugar—built this ditch system, and it was taking the stream flows, draining the streams and rivers in this area dry to feed its sugar plantation."
David Henkin, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “The fox has taken over the henhouse. So if we want eggs, we’re going to have to take care of our own henhouse ... We’re going to be fighting in the courts, we’re going to be fighting in Congress, we’re going to be fighting at the state level and make sure we don’t start backsliding.”