Hawaii Attorney General Assistance to Department of Health Re Puna Geothermal Ventures

Request to:
Department of the Attorney General
Law used:
State of Hawaii UIPA
Status of this request:
Response overdue
Refusal Reason
"Attorney - Client" Privilege
Summary of Request
Pg 37 of the Attorney Generals 2024 Goals and Objectives of the Attorney General state they have expended much time with legal matters of the Department of Health relating to Puna Geothermal Venture, THEREFORE: I would like to know how much money the Attorney General's office has billed and has been paid to represent the State of Hawaii Department of Health relating to Puna Geothermal Venture from 2015 through 2023.

Messages in this request

From Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa)
Subject Records Request for Department of the Attorney General: Hawaii Attorney General Assistance to Department of Health Re Puna Geothermal Ventures [#1123]
Date April 28, 2024, 9:11 a.m.
To Department of the Attorney General
Status Awaiting response
Attachments

Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address.
Pg 37 of the Attorney Generals 2024 Goals and Objectives of the Attorney General state they have expended much time with legal matters of the Department of Health relating to Puna Geothermal Venture, THEREFORE: I would like to know how much money the Attorney General's office has billed and has been paid to represent the State of Hawaii Department of Health relating to Puna Geothermal Venture from 2015 through 2023.
[... Show complete request text] Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa)
  1. 1 month, 3 weeks agoApril 28, 2024, 9:12 a.m.: Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa) sent a message to Department of the Attorney General.
From hawaiiag – Department of the Attorney General
Subject RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of the Attorney General: Hawaii Attorney General Assistance to Department of Health Re Puna Geothermal Ventures [#1123]
Date May 10, 2024, 3:14 p.m.
Status Awaiting response
Attachments

Aloha, Please find a Notice to Requester attached to this email pursuant to the below public records request. Mahalo, State of Hawai‘i Department of the Attorney General |Ka ʻOihana O Ka Loio Kuhina 425 Queen Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813 (808) 586-1500 Confidentiality Notice:  This email message (and any attachments) is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). It may contain confidential and/or privileged information.  It might also be protected from disclosure under the Hawai‘i Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) or other laws or regulations.  Any review, use, disclosure, or distribution by unintended recipients is prohibited.  If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender immediately in a separate e-mail and destroy the original message and any copies.
-----Original Message----- From: Sara Steiner < <name and email address> > Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2024 9:12 AM To: hawaiiag < <name and email address> > Subject: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of the Attorney General: Hawaii Attorney General Assistance to Department of Health Re Puna Geothermal Ventures [#1123] Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address. Pg 37 of the Attorney Generals 2024 Goals and Objectives of the Attorney General state they have expended much time with legal matters of the Department of Health relating to Puna Geothermal Venture, THEREFORE: I would like to know how much money the Attorney General's office has billed and has been paid to represent the State of Hawaii Department of Health relating to Puna Geothermal Venture from 2015 through 2023. Mahalo, Sara Steiner Laulima Pahoa
  1. 1 month, 1 week agoMay 10, 2024, 3:15 p.m.: Received an email from Department of the Attorney General.
  2. 1 month, 1 week agoMay 15, 2024, 10:43 a.m.: Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa) published an attachment on request Hawaii Attorney General Assistance to Department of Health Re Puna Geothermal Ventures.
From Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa)
Subject RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of the Attorney General: Hawaii Attorney General Assistance to Department of Health Re Puna Geothermal Ventures [#1123]
Date May 15, 2024, 10:53 a.m.
To Department of the Attorney General

Aloha Attorney General's Office, My UIPA request "Hawaii Attorney General Assistance to Department of Health Re Puna Geothermal Ventures" (04/28/2024) was denied due to "attorney-client privilege". I am asking you to reconsider the request. I am not asking for any work product or inside information. I am asking how much the TAXPAYERS of the State of Hawaii have paid the Attorney General to represent the State of Hawaii Department of Health in matters relating to a for-profit entity, Puna Geothermal Venture. It must be very significant to make the list for the legislature - and it needs to be disclosed how much money was spent from 2015 through now to assist the Department of Health to deny the Puna residents a contested case, not once, but twice in 7 years. The general public needs to know this answer to determine if it is worth the money expended. Mahalo, Sara Steiner
  1. 1 month, 1 week agoMay 15, 2024, 10:53 a.m.: Sara Steiner (Laulima Pahoa) sent a message to Department of the Attorney General.