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Climate change fee on Hawaii rental cars proposed

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Travelers are seen at the car rental hub at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Wednesday. A plan to charge tourists a special rental car fee to offset their effect on climate change has been met with technical and philosophical pushback, along with support to have visitors pay more to help the environment. Senate Bill 2054 would create a new but unspecified “climate change mitigation impact fee” starting July 1, along with a new fund to handle the fees.
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Travelers are seen at the car rental hub at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Wednesday.
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Signage for car rental companies are seen at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Wednesday.
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Employees assist travelers at the Alamo car rental lobby inside the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Wednesday.
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Vehicles are seen inside the Alamo car rental lot at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Wednesday.
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A customer is assisted by an Enterprise Rent-a-car employee inside the garage at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Wednesday.
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Vehicles move out of the Alamo car rental lot at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Wednesday.
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Travelers wait in line at the Enterprise and National car rental lobbies at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Wednesday.
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Travelers make their way toward the Alamo, Enterprise, and National rental car garage at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Wednesday.

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