Press Releases

April 6, 2017
Friends of Maha`ulepu is pleased to announce the resolution of their Clean Water Act case against Ulupono Initiative, LLC, Hawaii Dairy Farms, LLC , and Mahaulepu Farm, LLC.  The Federal Court Order in addition to the signed Consent Decree prohibits any further development, construction, or ground disturbing activities at HDF’s proposed industrial dairy site in Maha`ulepu.  View Press Release.

June 1, 2015
Friends of Maha’ulepu has filed a Complaint in the Federal District Court for the District of Hawaii against the proposed Hawaii Dairy Farms mega-dairy for failure to obtain a required stormwater construction permit before beginning ground disturbing activities that will further degrade Waiopili Stream and the area of Gillin’s Beach.  View Press Release.

May 8, 2015
Groups Petition State to Protect Kauai’s Most Polluted Stream – Waiopili Stream pollution levels spike to 275 times higher than State and Federal bacteria limits.  View Petition and Petition Exhibits.

April 22, 2015
Momentum to Stop Industrial Dairy in Maha’ulepu Valley Continues To Grow

March 11, 2015
Notice of Intent to Sue under the Federal Clean Water Act to Hawa’i’i Dairy Farms and Grove Farm.  View the Notice of Intent to Sue.