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Environment & Energy

The Jones Act Strikes Oil

When a law has as broad a reach as the Jones Act does, you’re likely to run into it in some unlikely places. Just a few weeks ago, it was a barrier for New Jersey in getting the road salt it needed to keep highways safe during an unusually tough

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The Brighter Side: Honoring Human Achievement

By Malia Hill Tomorrow, March 23, some people here in Hawaii (and around the world) will be shutting off their lights and sitting in darkness in order to honor “Earth Hour”—a largely symbolic plea to the governments of the world to take action on climate change.  And it’s likely to

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‘If I wanted America to fail’ — Earth Day reconsidered

With the recent celebration of “Earth Day,” this is a good time to reflect on the evolution of the environmental movement. April 22, 1970, was the first “Earth Day” event. In 1970, the primary goals of the environmental movement were clean air and clean water. These were goals that were

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Somehow the thrill of being ‘green’ doesn’t add up

By Edward Gutteling “I’m trying to think, but nuttin’ happens!” ~ Curly Howard, The Three Stooges: Calling All Curs, 1939 ____________ All too often it seems our political leaders take actions that just don’t add up. Perhaps they didn’t think it through all the way themselves, or perhaps they really

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Consensus science

by Mark A. Monoscalco On 3/28/12 fifty former NASA employees signed a letter to Charles Bolden, Jr., NASA Administrator.

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Fan Mail

The following is an actual un-edited email sent by a reader to GRIH Policy Analyst Malia Blom-Hill:

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Stop Wasting the Green Stuff on Green Energy

by Anne Haugaard Though somewhat old news, I feel that the recent “green” technology scandal of Solyndra, Inc. needs to be addressed. The California based solar panel manufacturer declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy this past August, laying off over one thousand of its employees. Though it is well known that green

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The Jones Act Strikes Oil

When a law has as broad a reach as the Jones Act does, you’re likely to run into it in some unlikely places. Just a few weeks ago, it was a barrier for New Jersey in getting the road salt it needed to keep highways safe during an unusually tough

Read More →

The Brighter Side: Honoring Human Achievement

By Malia Hill Tomorrow, March 23, some people here in Hawaii (and around the world) will be shutting off their lights and sitting in darkness in order to honor “Earth Hour”—a largely symbolic plea to the governments of the world to take action on climate change.  And it’s likely to

Read More →

‘If I wanted America to fail’ — Earth Day reconsidered

With the recent celebration of “Earth Day,” this is a good time to reflect on the evolution of the environmental movement. April 22, 1970, was the first “Earth Day” event. In 1970, the primary goals of the environmental movement were clean air and clean water. These were goals that were

Read More →

Somehow the thrill of being ‘green’ doesn’t add up

By Edward Gutteling “I’m trying to think, but nuttin’ happens!” ~ Curly Howard, The Three Stooges: Calling All Curs, 1939 ____________ All too often it seems our political leaders take actions that just don’t add up. Perhaps they didn’t think it through all the way themselves, or perhaps they really

Read More →

Consensus science

by Mark A. Monoscalco On 3/28/12 fifty former NASA employees signed a letter to Charles Bolden, Jr., NASA Administrator.

Read More →

Fan Mail

The following is an actual un-edited email sent by a reader to GRIH Policy Analyst Malia Blom-Hill:

Read More →

Stop Wasting the Green Stuff on Green Energy

by Anne Haugaard Though somewhat old news, I feel that the recent “green” technology scandal of Solyndra, Inc. needs to be addressed. The California based solar panel manufacturer declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy this past August, laying off over one thousand of its employees. Though it is well known that green

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PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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