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Senate Takes No Action On Water Rights Bill
Leaders say House Bill 1326 is dead for certain in the 2019 session, which wraps Thursday
Honolulu Civil Beat, April 30, 2019

We Have To Move Our Homes And Businesses Away From The Shoreline. But How?
Hawaii lawmakers will confront major policy questions this session as they grapple with looming problems from a warming planet.
Honolulu Civil Beat, January 28, 2019

Hawaii Minimum Wage And Marijuana: What To Expect In The 2019 Hawaii Legislature
Lawmakers will tackle familiar issues like public school funding. They're also likely to raise the minimum wage and might even legalize recreational marijuana.
Honolulu Civil Beat, January 10, 2019

New toilet tech promoted as cesspool option
DOH requires cesspool phaseout by 2050 to protect drinking water
The Maui News, November 25, 2018

Hawaii bans sale of sunscreens with coral-harming chemicals
The Maui News, July 4, 2018

Maui Senators Long-Time Support of Ban Now a Reality
Senate Communications, July 3, 2018

Legislature Leads Hawaii to Become Leader in Climate Change Mitigation
Senate Communications, June 4, 2018

Senate Moves on Landmark Measures
Bills protecting coral reefs, addressing homelessness, housing pass final reading in the Senate
News Release, May 1, 2018

Maui Senate Delegation Moves on Pesticides and Oxybenzone
Bills regulating pesticide use, protect Hawai'i's coral reef advance in conference committee
News Release, April 27, 2018

Legislature Pass Bills Supporting Senate Legislative Priority
Bills addressing homelessness, health, climate change mitigation now head for final vote
News Release, April 27, 2018

Homeowners express outrage at cesspool talk
Report to Legislature targets Upcountry area as potential threat for drinking water wells
Maui News, January 11, 2018

Lawmakers, Health Officials Point To Each Other For Cesspool Answers
Report to Legislature targets Upcountry area as potential threat for drinking water wells
Honolulu Civil Beat, January 10, 2018

Report: Sea-level rise will wash away Maui beaches
Climate change brought on by fossil fuel emissions blamed for over 3-foot surge
Maui News, December 30, 2017

Senator English Applauds Signing of Climate Change Bills
News Release, June 6, 2017

Isle lawmakers critical of Trump's climate decision
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, June 2, 2017

State leaders condemn decision to withdraw from climate accord
Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Friday, June 2, 2017

Hawaii leaders to Trump: We'll stick to climate accord without you
Hawaii News Now, June 1, 2017

Even if U.S. is out of Paris Agreement, Hawaii is still in - to an extent
KITV News, June 1, 2017

Trump Withdraws from Paris Climate Change Agreement
Maui Now, June 1, 2017

Hawaii continues with climate action, despite Trump's withdrawal from Paris agreement
AP/KHON2, June 1, 2017

Pulling Out Of Climate Accord Will Hit Hawaii Hard, Officials Say
Honolulu Civil Beat, June 1, 2017

Senator English Statement on Climate Change
News Release, June 1, 2017

Ban on use of chemical toxic to coral advances
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, March 15, 2017

Bill would have state uphold terms of Paris accord
Hawaii legislators have drafted a bill that would make the state an eco-friendly outlier
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, March 4, 2017

Lawmakers push for industrial hemp production in Hawaii
Hawaii News Now, January 26, 2016

Lawmakers gather as new legislative sessions begins - Kalani English
Hawaii News Now, January 21, 2015

'Pac-Asia Institute for Resilience and Sustainability' Created
Maui Now, July 9, 2014

Statement from Senator J. Kalani English on the Signing into Law of SB2742, Establishing a Resilience and Sustainability Partnership
Press Release, July 7, 2014

Statement from Senator J. Kalani English on the Launch of the Aloha+ Challenge
Press Release, July 7, 2014

Hawaiian Caucus Urges No Fishing Zone Around Ni'ihau
Maui Now, November 27th, 2013

Sharing the Wealth: The Micronesia Challenge
Palau president shares initiative to restore, protect and profit from the island nation's unique ecosystems
Maui Weekly, July 18, 2013

Conference Discusses Impacts of Climate Change in the Pacific Islands
Press Release, April 5, 2013

Maui Seeks More Money for Invasive Species Battle
Maui Weekly, May 17, 2012

Public safety concern in plan to curb isle's deer population
Minimizing impact: Species 'widespread'
The Maui News, May 11, 2012

Auwahi Wind Farm Breaks Ground
Maui Weekly, May 10, 2012

Legislators Consider Aquarium Fish Ban
Many believe protecting Hawai'i's reefs may no longer be an upstream battle. "I'm very optimistic."
Maui Weekly, February 10, 2011

Lawmakers aim to ban aquarium fish collecting
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, February 1, 2011

Bills seek to maintain fish in the ocean, preserve reef
Could be year for proposals to succeed, say lawmakers
The Maui News, January 30, 2011

Bills would set limits on uhu and goatfish
The Maui News, January 30, 2011

Mayors seeking restoration of state's agricultural inspectors
Positions in Maui Plant Pest Control Branch flagged for layoffs next month
The Maui News, October 30, 2009

Senator J. Kalani English Statement on World Maritime Day
16 October 2009 (PDF)

Senators offer option to air layoff concerns
Briefing slated for Wednesday at Baldwin High
The Maui News, September 8, 2009

Agricultural inspector layoffs slammed
Farmers, environmentalists: Move to save little, at a high cost
The Maui News, Saturday, September 5, 2009

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Establishes 'Hybrid Branches' at Four Hawai'i Locations
In Honolulu, Kailua, Maui, Waikiki -- Customers Can Reserve Hybrids Online or by Phone; High Demand for Environmentally Friendly Vehicles Sparks Increased Availability
Marketwire, Aug. 21, 2009 02:00 PM

Layoffs could leave island vulnerable to alien species
6 state inspector positions land on budget-cutting list
The Maui News, Sunday, August 9, 2009

Council takes up a ban on GMO taro
Proponents contend not enough is known about safety of science
The Maui News, June 29, 2009

State Senate passes taro bill
The Maui News, Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hawaii Court Forces Superferry to Cease Operations
Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2009

Ruling shuts down Superferry
Court finds law unfairly tailored just for company; state reviewing its options
The Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Superferry ceases operations immediately
KHNL News, Monday, March 16, 2009

Baggin' it
The Honolulu Advertiser, Monday, March 2, 2009

Baggy ban proposals pit cost vs. cleanliness
Supermarkets and retailers say the bills would only increase costs to consumers
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Protecting Molokai's Sea
Bill puts shoreline and near shore fishery protection in the hands of Molokai's people
The Molokai Dispatch, Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What could be more tied to economy than protecting our water supply?
The Maui News, January 25, 2009

Hawaii state auditor criticizes Superferry exemption law
Allowing ship to sail without EIS sets risky precedent, auditor says
The Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, December 18, 2008

Investing in ourselves
The Molokai Dispatch, Sunday, December 14, 2008

The big Maui bailout
Should local emergency dollars be spent to bolster the economy?
MauiTime Weekly, Thursday, December 11, 2008

One Bright Idea
Solar panels to be an educational tool at Molokai Middle School
The Molokai Dispatch, Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Maui economy needs paychecks
The Maui News, Editorial, Sunday, November 7, 2008

Construction spending aims to boost sagging economy
Lingle says she's moving up CIP
The Maui News, October 11, 2008

Owners of Hana Ranch to sell Ñ not to developer
The Maui News, Editorial, Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ag lands bill needs more protections
The Molokai Times, Thursday, July 3, 2008

House kills taro research bill
The Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Community group votes to pursue UPC Wind concept
The Molokai Times, Thursday, April 3, 2008

Mass Layoffs at Molokai Ranch
KHNL.com, March 25, 2008

Molokai Ranch on Hawaii to shut down
San Jose Mercury News, Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Molokai Ranch to cease operating
120 workers axed; gas station, theaters to close
The Maui News, Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Molokai Properties Limited Lays Off 120 Workers
KGMB9.com, March 24, 2008

Senator J. Kalani English Statement on Closure of Moloka'i Ranch
Senator expresses confidence in people of Moloka'i.
Press Release, Monday, March 24, 2008

Superferry Storm Carries On
Department of Transit starts Environmental Impact Assessment
The Molokai Dispatch, Tuesday, March 18, 2008

State lawmakers advance Maui bills
Measures include a study of medical marijuana, a pilot conservation program
The Maui News, Thursday, March 6, 2008

Chamber urging review law exemption
The Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, January 20, 2008

Superferry: Debate is healthy, necessary
The Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ferry law not end of fight
The Maui News, Editorial, Friday, November 02, 2007

Bill may spring a leak with mandate
The Maui News, Thursday, November 01, 2007

Final vote for Hawaii Superferry nears
The Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Brinkmanship over Hawaii ferry rules
The Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, October 25, 2007

Impacts of Superferry issue for Randy Awo
The Maui News, Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Maui Superferry Meeting Gets Heated
KGMB9 News, Monday, October 22, 2007

Hanabusa says public perspective important
The Maui News, Monday, October 22, 2007

Kauai critics hit Ferry bill
One Garden Islander threatens "chaos and anarchy"
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Monday, October 22, 2007

Activists oppose Hawaii Superferry reprieve
The Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, October 19, 2007

Mauians propose Superferry conditions
The Maui News, Friday, October 19, 2007

Lawmakers bemoan e-mail flood
The Maui News, Friday, October 12, 2007

Lawmakers insist on Hawaii safeguards
The Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, October 12, 2007

Legislative action uncertain even if special session called
The Maui News, Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Superferry Stand
Maui's top legislative officials, Sen. J. Kalani English and Rep. Joe Souki, weigh in on their position of the Hawaii Superferry in these unedited interviews.
Maui TV News, October 4, 2007

Lawmakers not about to 'try to trump the court'
The Maui News, Thursday, September 27, 2007

Superferry Sails Without EIS
The Molokai Dispatch, Friday, August 31, 2007

High court rules against Superferry
The Maui News, Friday, August 24, 2007

Resource bill would glean kupuna wisdom
The Maui News, Friday, June 22, 2007

County approval exemption bill grounded
The Maui News, Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Invasive species fee may be added to shipping containers
The Maui News, Tuesday, June 05, 2007

$150 million for county tops senators' list
The Maui News, Sunday, May 06, 2007

Union officials point to trend away from labor
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Bill to restrict state 'fake farms' killed after home-rule objections
The Maui News, Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Fake farm measure raising false hopes?
The Maui News, Monday, April 23, 2007

Senate revives ethanol tax break
Pacific Business News, April 10, 2007

Senate revives GE tax exemption on gasoline sales
Press Release, April 10, 2007

Reviving Hawaii's `Aha Moku
A new bill proposes to manage local resources the old fashioned way
Molokai Dispatch, March 15, 2007

Report on the 2007 Legislative Session
Chad Blair, Hawaii Public Radio, March 9, 2007
(MP3 streaming audio)

New study will not delay Superferry
The Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Superferry EIS is right and legal thing to do
The Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, March 6, 2007

'Big concerns' over Superferry remain
The Maui News and The Associated Press, Thursday, February 15, 2007

Maui testifiers unanimous, want EIS for Superferry
The Maui News, Monday, February 12, 2007

Superferry EIS has strong support
The Garden Island, Saturday, Feb 10, 2007

Superferry runs into opposition on Kaua'i
The Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, February 11, 2007

High-speed ferry to connect Hawaiian islands
USA Today, February 8, 2007

Senators told ship could hurt humpbacks
The Maui News, Thursday, February 08, 2007

Superferry EIS bill advances in state House
The Maui News, Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Councils would provide cultural advice on islands environment
The Maui News, Monday, January 29, 2007

William Jacintho receives 2006 Malama i ka 'Aina award
Press Release, Maui Invasive Species Committee, November 20, 2006

Island can meet challenges by bringing ancient concepts into 21st century
VIEWPOINT, The Maui News, Sunday, July 30, 2006

Lawmakers scored on environmental votes
The Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday July 30, 2006

Legislation needed to prevent the spread of GMOs
The Maui News, Wednesday, February 08, 2006

It's about the 'money'
Maui's State Senate delegation previews the 2006 session
The Maui News, Sunday, January 15, 2006

Legislature eyes special water fund to nurture agriculture
The Maui News, Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Litter foe says government lacks will to enforce its laws
The Maui News, Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Cruise group ends anti-pollution agreement
The Associated Press and The Maui News, Saturday, November 19, 2005

Grand Wailea Resort: Green with envy
The Maui News, Monday, March 14, 2005

Muolea now in county hands
The Maui News, Sunday, February 20, 2005

Superferry plan in trouble
The Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, February 20, 2005

7 agriculture bills deferred
Organic farmers on the Big Island voice fears of contamination by genetically modified crops
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Sunday, February 13, 2005

Coalition pushing bills on land reserves, cruise waste
The Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, February 10, 2005

DLNR seeks $4 million to fight invasive species
The Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Poison plastic
Honolulu Weekly, January 12, 2005

County lawmakers like being green
The Maui News. Monday, August 16, 2004

Council considers contributing toward Muolea purchase
The Maui News, Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Hawaii Democrats in Tune with Kerry, Dean on Environment
Environment News Service, May 31, 2004

Resolution seeks federal water quality assistance
The Maui News, Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Legislature Adopts Resolution on Lead Levels in Water
Urges Federal Fix to Upcountry Lead Problem
Press Release, April 27, 2004

Essential Services for Rural Residents Nurtured By Funds
Press Release, April 20, 2004

Budget has plenty of goodies for county
The Maui News, Friday, April 16, 2004

Budget Bills Clears Conference: Brings Benefits to Rural Maui County
Press Release, April 13, 2004

Unsafe Lead Levels in Upcountry Water Unresolved
Senator English Introduces Resolution to Address Role of Feds
Press Release, March 30, 2004

Protecting environment essential to sustainable tourism in the islands
Viewpoint, The Maui News, Monday, January 26, 2004

Environmental Initiatives in 2004 Legislative Session
Interview on Pacific Currents, Hawaii Public Radio, January 23, 2004
(MP3 streaming audio)

Kaho`olawe state senator marks historic occasion
PRESS RELEASE, November 10, 2003

Senators tackle fishing issue on Ni'ihau
The Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Senators visit Ni'ihau to discuss fisheries
The Garden Island, Monday, October 27, 2003

Senators Hooser and English to Visit the Island of Ni`ihau
Protection of Native Subsistence Fishing to be Discussed
PRESS RELEASE, October 25, 2003

Landowners agree to restoration partnership for leeward Haleakala
Haleakala Times, June 18 - July 1, 2003

PACIFIC: Aloha Hawaii
Counterpart International launches first domestic initiative in Hana, Maui
Press Release, Counterpart International, June 2003

State laws evolve towards improving environment
Environmental legislation clears final reading at state capitol
Press Release, April 30, 2003

Conservation drive on Maui wins more time
The Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, April 6, 2003

Public hearing on resolutions to partner with industry to address environmental issues
Press Release, April 4, 2003

We should all say 'no' to additives in the water
The Maui News, Letters to the Editor, Saturday, March 15, 2003

Bill banning water additives moves forward
Measure called a thinly veiled attempt to ban fluoridation
The Maui News, Wednesday, March 5, 2003

Cruise bill may stall in Senate
A Maui lawmaker says politics are killing a bill limiting discharge from the ships
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Navy's work nearly done on Kahoolawe
Not all of original objectives met as island moves into state control; funding uncertain
The Maui News, February 9, 2003

8 lawmakers receive perfect eco-scores
The local Sierra Club assesses their stands on the environment
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Monday, August 5, 2002

Sierra Club unveils legislative scorecard
Group ranks state legislators on environmental actions
Senator English shares highest score in Senate
Press Release, August 1, 2002


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