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The Latest On: Mid-Pacific

June 15, 2017 | Legal Document

Notice of Intent: Lawsuit Launched to Stop Hawai‘i’s Airport, Harbor Lights From Killing Rare Seabirds

This letter serves as a sixty-day notice on behalf of Hui Hoʻomalu i Ka ʻĀina, Conservation Council for Hawaiʻi, and the Center for Biological Diversity, of intent to sue the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation over violations of Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. § 1538, for unpermitted “take” of threatened Newell’s shearwaters (Puffinus auricularis newelli), endangered Hawaiian petrels (Pterodroma sandwichensis), and Band-rumped Storm petrels (Oceanodrama castro) from the endangered Hawaiʻi distinct population segment associated with HDOT’s airport and harbor facilities on the islands of Kauaʻi, Maui, and Lānaʻi.

June 8, 2017 | Legal Document

Letter to NMFS on Bomb Testing off Kaua'i

Earthjustice lettter to the National Marine Fisheries Service objecting to proposed regulations that would allow the U.S. Air Force to injure marine mammals while testing long-range missiles and bombs off the island of Kaua‘i.

April 28, 2017 | Letter

Letter from USMC

Response to Letter Re: Environmental Review of MV-22 and H-1 Aircraft Operations at Upolu Airport, Hawai‘i Island

April 18, 2017 | Legal Document

Mediation Agreement for the Waimea Watershed Area

Agreement concluding a year-long mediation involving Pōʻai Wai Ola, the state-run Agribusiness Development Corporation, the Kekaha Agriculture Association, the Department of Hawaiian Homelands, and the Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative. Under the agreement, tens of millions of gallons of water each day will be restored to the Waimea River and its headwaters, and no diversion will ever be a total diversion again.