Ocean topics presented by leading experts.
Hear from marine science experts at Maui Ocean Center’s free Sea Talk lectures. Sea Talks take place at Maui Ocean Center’s Sphere from 6:00pm-7:00pm, doors open after 5:30pm. Seating is limited, advance reservations are recommended. Call (808) 270-7075 or email email@example.com. Sign-up for our email newsletter to be notified of upcoming Sea Talks or view past lectures on our YouTube Channel
The Clean Water Act And Our Reefs:
Litigation to Protect the Public’s Interests in Healthy Reefs
The Sea Talk will discuss the ongoing efforts by Maui residents to use the Clean Water Act to protect coral reefs from harmful pollution associated with Maui County’s use of injection wells at the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility, which discharge millions of gallons of treated sewage each day into the nearshore marine waters off Kahekili Beach Park in West Maui. The Supreme Court will take up the case this fall.
David is a staff attorney in the Honolulu office of Earthjustice, a national, nonprofit, public-interest environmental law organization. Since 2012, David has represented four Maui community groups Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund, Sierra Club Maui Group, Surfrider Foundation, and West Maui Preservation Association—in litigation challenging the County of Maui’s violations of the Clean Water Act at the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility.