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Keep the Date

Positions presented may not necessarily match the official platform of the Environmental Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii. The Environmental Caucus does fully support Right to Know legislation and we strive to learn and inform the public about the … Continue reading

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Action Request – taken from www.fooddemocracynow.org

Add your voice to the growing opposition to all things Roundup!! The Environmental Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii has taken up the position that consumers have the RIGHT TO KNOW the truth about GMO, Roundup and Monsanto seed … Continue reading

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Saturday, June 1, at the Doris Duke Theatre

For information only.  Blog posts and comments do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of the Environmental Caucus or the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is coming to Hawaiʻi on Saturday, June 1st, at … Continue reading

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Hawaii native forest watersheds threatened

While climate change will increasingly stress our native forest watersheds in most immediate threat is the impact of feral plants and animals.  Without strong management intervention our native forests will be destroyed by feral animals and invasive plants. Quarantine and … Continue reading

Legislative Wrapup 2013

Thanks to Donna Wong of Hawaii Thousand Friends here is a legislative wrap for bills she was tracking.  Caucus member please do a wrap for those bills you were tracking.  It is important for us all to know how are legislators voted on important bills. Click here

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SB1171: Rally Announcement

For information only.  Not a policy of the Democratic Party or a statement of the Environmental Caucus. Message to the Environmental Caucus from M. Waiolama:  Dear Members and Supporters of the Environmental Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi, Mahalo … Continue reading

SB1171, which would allow construction projects to go forward without full surveys

For information only.  Not a policy of the Democratic Party.

You may be interested in this rally that the Hawaiian community is planning to oppose SB1171, which would allow construction projects to go forward without full surveys (such as the approach used for the H-3 project).  Tuesday April 30, 8:30-12:30, wear red.

Here is a summary of concerns regarding SB1171, the bill that they are trying to pass on Tuesday. The community needs to flip 5 senators to kill the bill:  http://www.oiwi.tv/channels/news/voice-concerns-sb117/

Roundup may be the most dangerous herbicide on the Planet

This post is for information and doesnʻt reflect a policy of the Democratic Party of Hawaii.

Peer review study by independent scientists shows Monsantoʻs claim that Roundup is is as safe as aspiring is a lie.  Impacts on health are broad.

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Testimony needed-Protect the Iwi

Oppose SB1171 which allow a project to move forward before a cultural survey is completed.  Starting a project with an incomplete survey will endanger cultural sites because the project may be to far advanced to make necessary changes.  Click here for more details.

Testimony needed – HB903 to reduce non-point source pollution

HB 903 is a dramatic improvement to the state’s polluted runoff .  Click here for details.