The Latest On: Oceans
Hawaiʻi Scores Another Big Win in Stopping Harmful Aquarium Fishing, Protecting Reefs and Native Hawaiians
Summer Kupau-Odo, Attorney, Earthjustice: “Hawaii law requires identification of cumulative and secondary impacts, including long-term effects, of the industry’s massive mining of reef animals. The [environmental assessments], however, do not discuss any effects beyond a one-year period. That’s a glaring and troubling legal flaw, which prevents DLNR from finding no significant impact.”
Roger Fleming, Attorney, Earthjustice: "We need monitors on the boats. We have to figure it out. We should take this year and find the solution that's going to work for everybody."
Jan Hasselman, Attorney, Earthjustice: “We are undergoing a cultural shift with a growing awareness that the benefits of fossil fuel projects simply aren’t worth the cost. Momentum is building as the same fight plays out in British Columbia, with more people, and government agencies joining the side of indigenous people.”