Court Holds Final Arguments in Case Over Stream Diversions in East Maui

posted in: October 2020, Water | 0

On September 24, Environmental Court Judge Jeffrey Crabtree heard final arguments in a case brought by the Sierra Club of Hawai‘i over permits that allow East Maui stream water to be diverted out of the watershed. The group argues that the state Board of Land and Natural Resources failed to fulfill its public trust duties and violated the Coastal Zone Management Act when it decided in 2018 and 2019 to continue four revocable permits to East Maui Irrigation (EMI) and Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (A&B), for the use of state land to divert tens of millions . . .

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