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Environmental advocates call Hawaii lawmakers out over dead climate bills

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A coalition of environmental groups and concerned citizens calling for action to reduce global warming held a news conference Monday on the lawn of the state Capitol on Earth Day. Maggie Odom, 16, with U.S. Youth Climate Strike Hawaii Chapter shows a mock tombstone.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Prop tombstones with the names of dead bills that would have addressed climate change were used Monday during a news conference at the state Capitol to illustrate lawmakers‘ inaction on the issue.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Dave Raney, Sierra Club Hawaii’s marine team senior adviser, discussed the science of climate change at the state Capitol on Monday.

About 20 representatives from about a dozen organizations gathered at the state Capitol on Monday to commemorate Earth Day and mourn the death of bills they said would have helped Hawaii tackle climate change. Read more

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