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June 1, 2022 | Legal Document

14 Hawai‘i Youth File New Climate Lawsuit Against State Transportation Department

14 young people filed a new constitutional climate lawsuit against the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT); HDOT Director Jade Butay; Government David Ige; and the State of Hawai‘i. In Navahine F. v. Hawai‘i Department of Transportation, the youth plaintiffs claim that their state DOT’s active operation of a transportation system that results in high levels of greenhouse gas emissions is causing significant harm to their communities, violates their constitutional rights, and undermines their ability to “live healthful lives in Hawai‘i now and into the future.”