The Sierra Club and Maui Unite have filed a legal challenge the Maui Planning Commission’s approval of a final environmental impact statement for the Honua’ula project in South Maui.
Old growth native wiliwili forest plants need 130-acre preserve to survive. Wailea 670 EIS says 40-acres is all that is needed. Does the EIS follow the law? View more plants of the Wailea 670 native forest we need to protect here Continue reading →
BREAKING NEWS from Hawaii Legislature: You did it!!
Public Lands Development Corp (PLDC) Repealed by 2013 legislature.
HB 942 Harbors and Parks Development Authority (HPDA) also voted down.
Makena Resort Update: Progress slow on meeting conditions of zoning set in 2008. Citizens still waiting for expansion of Maluaka Park lands. Public parking has been expanded at Maluaka, as required. Overall plans for hundreds of acres rezoned in 2008 may be announced this year.
What’s happening with nearly 1800 acres formerly owned by the Morgan Stanley, Dowling and Goodfellow partnership? New owners took charge of the former Maui Prince Hotel and Makena Golf course at the end of August 2010. ATC Makena purchased the property for approximately $190 million, a fraction of the $575 million paid for the same property in 2007. Continue reading →
Rare Wailea 670 Plants part of Landmark Legal Settlement Protection under Endangered Species Act
Over 70 native Hawaiian species will get EPA staff review and decision-making over next two years.
On July 12, 2011, the Center for Biological Diversity struck a historic legal settlement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, requiring the agency to make initial or final decisions on whether to add hundreds of imperiled plants and animals to the endangered species by 2018. Continue reading →