Sierra Club Seeks Contested Case On Diversion Permits for East Maui

posted in: December 2018 | 0

Just how strict should the state be on Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (A&B), and its subsidiary, East Maui Irrigation Company, Ltd. (EMI), when it comes to policing the permits that allow them to divert tens of millions of gallons of water a day from East Maui watersheds?

With the closure of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar’s sugarcane plantation in December 2016, the companies don’t need to divert anywhere near the volume of water they used to. Recognizing that, the Commission on Water Resource Management decided in June to require either full restoration or the maintenance of 64 . . .

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