Hawai‘i’s new Environmental Court was a featured topic at the State Bar Association’s annual convention of attorneys last month. Justice Michael Wilson of the Hawai‘i Supreme Court and Judge Merideth Wright of the Vermont Environmental Court helped lawyers better understand how this new court will work to improve enforcement of environmental laws.
The Outdoor Circle, along with Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful and many others, worked hard to get Act 218, SLH 2014 passed into law last session. Establishing an Environmental Court in Hawai‘i was one of TOC’s main priorities identified by members at the 2013 Full Circle Meeting.
To learn more about the Environment Court in Hawai‘i, click here to read our previous posts on the topic.
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