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The Latest On: Mid-Pacific

July 10, 2019 | Legal Document

Order re: Summary Judgment and Dismissal

Na Kia‘i Kai, Surfrider Foundation, and Pesticide Action Network North America seek injunctive and declaratory relief for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, and breach of public trust as a result of discharges from the Mānā Plain near Kekaha, Kauai, Hawai‘i into the Pacific Ocean.

June 26, 2019 | In the News: Honolulu Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Longliners Could Soon Be Allowed To Catch 18 Million Pounds Of Tuna

David Henkin, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office: “In January of this year alone, longliners fishing for tuna killed one false killer whale and inflicted life-threatening injuries to another, exceeding in only one month the level of fishing-related harm the species can withstand in an entire year. Increasing the catch limit for bigeye tuna also increases the number of non-target animals the fishery kills.”

June 4, 2019 | In the News: Hawaii News Now

State, EPA Reach Agreement On How To Implement Law Aimed At Regulating Pesticide Use

Kylie Wager Cruz, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “A lot of the major spraying operations were occurring right next to Native Hawaiian communities, include Hawaiian homestead residences on Molokai and West Kauai. It’s very important that the EPA takes a really close look at the Department of Agriculture’s practices to make sure there are no discriminatory impacts to Native Hawaiian communities.”

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