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Youths Win Landmark Settlement in Hawai’i That Enshrines “Life-Sustaining Climate Policy” Into Law

Parties to the first-ever constitutional climate lawsuit focused on addressing climate pollution from transportation announced a historic settlement agreement on Thursday in Hawai’i. The court-approved agreement puts the Aloha State’s fossil-fuel-dependent transportation system on the path to transformative change in line with state climate objectives and recognizes the right to life-sustaining climate under Hawai’i’s constitution.

“You have a constitutional right to fight for life-sustaining climate policy,” Hawai’i governor Josh Green said at a press conference, addressing young climate activists who sued the State of Hawai’i and the Hawai’i Department of Transportation (HDOT) two years ago. Green praised and thanked these youth leaders and called the amicable resolution of the lawsuit “groundbreaking.” FOR MORE

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