More on Turtle Bay EIS: When is old, TOO old?

Posted by Miwa at Oct 30, 2009 06:47 PM |

On Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m., the Hawaii Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Unite Here! Local 5 v. City and County of Honolulu, the case in which the Intermediate Court of Appeals held that unless the project changes, a supplemental EIS is not required under the Hawaii Environmental Policy Act, Haw. Rev. Stat. ch. 343. The application for writ of certiorari asked the court to review this Question Presented:

Under HRS Chapter 343 an its enabling rules, is a supplemental environmental review required when there are significant changes to a project’s circumstances, such as increased environmental and community impacts, or are supplemental reviews limited solely to changes in project design?

The application for writ of certiorari and opposing and amici briefs in the case thus far are posted here.

The ICA’s opinion is reported at 120 Haw. 457, 209 P.3d 1271 (Haw. Ct. App. 2008), and is posted here. The briefs filed in the ICA are posted here.

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