Press Coverage

Hawaiʻi News Now video featuring Chris Lee explaining the function of the Environmental Response Revolving Fund (ERRF), describing the ERRF funding crisis, and discussing legislative action needed to avoid losing critical positions at DOH that protect our environment.

Due to inclement weather conditions from Hurricane Ana, the HEER Office’s upcoming UXO Forum will be postponed to a later date. As your attendance is important to us, we will contact you when we re-schedule the event. Thank you for your support in our effort of UXO awareness and education.

The HEER Office is providing the following information in response to a 4/30/2012 Honolulu Star-Advertiser article (“Biologist: Hanalei river, bay should be tested”): The concentrations of arsenic, barium, chromium and lead reported by Hanalei River Heritage Foundation are within anticipated natural background levels for the volcanic soils and related sediments of the Hawaiian Islands. The ...
Read More HEER Office response to Hanalei River Heritage Foundation concerns

Read how brownfields and contaminated sites affect development in Hawaiʻi: Toxic Waste in Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi Business Magazine, 6/6/2011