State settles lawsuit filed by 13 youths over climate change

Gov. Josh Green, standing right, poses Thursday in his office at the state capitol in Honolulu with seven of the 13 Navahine plaintiffs who settled their lawsuit with the state over greenhouse emissions and climate change. (courtesy photo / office of the governor)


Gov. Josh Green on Thursday announced settlement of a lawsuit against the state by 13 youth plaintiffs who alleged the state violated their constitutional rights to a livable environment by operating a transportation system that contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.