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November 7, 2016 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Hawaiian Cultural Group Sues U.S. Army Over Cultural Access at Makua

Mālama Mākua, represented by Earthjustice, is taking the U.S. Army back to court for violating cultural access rights to sacred sites at Mākua Military Reservation on Oʻahu. The reservation contains 100 sites eligible for listing on the national historic register, including Hawaiian temples, shrines, petroglyphs and other historical and cultural sites.

September 14, 2016 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Community Groups Bring Civil Rights Complaint Against State Agencies

Community groups The Moms On a Mission (MOM) Hui and Pō‘ai Wai Ola/West Kaua‘i Watershed Alliance, represented by Earthjustice, have filed a complaint with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture, calling on both agencies to investigate the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture’s and Agribusiness Development Corporation’s actions against Native Hawaiians in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

September 13, 2016 | In the News: The Guardian

Pågan: The Tropical Paradise The US Wants To Turn Into A War Zone

David Henkin, Earthjustice attorney: “The lawsuit’s aim is to force the US navy to be honest about what it needs to do, as distinguished from what it merely wants to do. ... We’re not saying that the marines shouldn’t fulfill their national security mission – it’s the why and where that we’re concerned about.”

August 5, 2016 | Blog Post

Model For Monopoly Power Companies Needs to Change

The Public Utilities Commission rejected the NextEra-Hawaiian Electric takeover deal, but the real work to build a clean energy system by and for the people of Hawaii has just begun.

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