The Latest On: Clean Water
Obama Administration Finalizes Action to Protect U.S. Waterways and Communities from Destruction by Coal Industry
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."
Jan Hasselman, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "I think what we're seeing is a shift in the face of what has been called 'environmentalism' to a different thing that is led by indigenous people and grounded in some fundamental notions about justice. From where I sit, it's very much about oil spills and who bears the risk."