From the President (Anne Lee)
Speaking Out: Fear of Volunteering (Rhoda M. Dorsey)
Water Quality Issue Survey (Kiyoko Nitz)
Women's History Month
Lobbying Needed for Initiative (Marian Wilkins)
Join the Debate on Agriculture
New League Publication: Reapportionment in Hawaii
Initiative Forum (Marian Wilkins)
Natural Resources at the Legislature (Kiyoko Nitz)
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Natural Resources at the Legislature
One of our priorities in the natural resources field this year is implementation of the Hawai'i Water Code, which was passed by the 1987 Legislature. We have joined other community groups and interested individuals in the Fourth People's Water Conference and the Environmental Legislature Network to work on this and a number of other issues.
These issues include a "bottle" bill, minimum instream flow standards, funds to expedite the state's capability to monitor and test the water quality, and bills to increase the coordination of the planning process.
The water code does not include "coastal waters" in the definition of Hawai'i's waters, but the League would support a bill to include this coverage if it were introduced.