Saturday, January 21, 2006

A recent article in the Washington Post highlights the trend in democratic leaning states to go beyond the federal government's energy efficiency standards. While not an entirely partisan issue, the democratic party is steady in it's message that environmental degradation ultimately effects us all.

Hawaii certainly has a vested interest in protecting it's environmental integrity. It's the backbone of the indigenous culture and the current life-blood of the tourist industry.

Luckily there are a cadre of leaders in our state House and Senate that can be depended on to make Hawaii more sustainable. Those that really get environmental, conservation, sustainable issues become apparent when their records are examined. There is a difference between those that ride the coat tails on this issue and those that are at the helm leading the way.

As we find ourselves in a year defined by differences within the Democratic party, we must look to those leaders that are truly dedicated to a sustainable future in Hawaii.

A sustainable future does not mean sacrificing business development and jobs. In fact, for Hawaii, it could mean the exact opposite.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

The Advertiser reported the deal between the city and other groups to save Waimea Valley. What a great way to start off 2006!

Friday, January 06, 2006

The Auditor's report on DOCARE should enliven the debate on the management of the Hawaii DLNR.

DLNR ineffective, audit says