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September 27, 2016 | Blog Post

Regulators’ Failures Expose Hawaiians to Toxic Pesticides, Violating their Civil Rights

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and the Agribusiness Development Corporation’s (ADC’s) failure to limit pesticide exposure disproportionately harms Native Hawaiians in West Kauai and on Molokai, who live in great numbers and proportions near spraying operations. These pesticides pollute the air, soil and water resources that these communities rely upon.

HDOA requires no buffer zones between large-scale pesticide spraying operations and schools.

September 27, 2016 | Legal Document

Proposed Consent Decree

This Court has jurisdiction over this action, the subject matter herein, and the
Parties consenting hereto, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 2201, 2202, and 1331, and 33
U.S.C. §§ 1365(a)(1) and 1319(d). Venue is proper in this district under 33
U.S.C. § 1365(c)(1). Solely for the purposes of this Consent Decree and the
underlying Complaint filed by Sierra Club, LG&E waives all objections and
defenses that it may have to the Court’s jurisdiction over this action, to the
Court’s jurisdiction over LG&E, and to venue in this district.

September 27, 2016 | Legal Document

Motion For Consent Decree_Mill Creek

Plaintiff Sierra Club and Defendant Louisville Gas and Electric Company (“LG&E”)
move to lodge the attached Consent Decree and Appendix (“the Consent Decree”) with the
Court for later entry in accordance with the following paragraph of this joint motion. The
Consent Decree represents a settlement of all claims presented by Sierra Club against LG&E in
this case. The parties represent that the settlement terms are appropriate, reasonable, and in the
public interest.
Under Section 505(c)

September 22, 2016 | Job Post

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