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Hawaii youth file lawsuit against state regarding emissions

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                                Above, 16-year-old Kaonohi Puniwai- Ganoot, left, high-fived Winter. Puniwai- Ganoot and Winter are two of 14 Hawaii youth suing the state in the climate case Navahine F. v. Hawaii Department of Transportation.
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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Above, 16-year-old Kaonohi Puniwai- Ganoot, left, high-fived Winter. Puniwai- Ganoot and Winter are two of 14 Hawaii youth suing the state in the climate case Navahine F. v. Hawaii Department of Transportation.

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                At top, Kalalapaikuanalu Winter, right, cried while being embraced by Marti Townsend of Earthjustice as keiki sang in Hawaiian and held signs Thursday outside Circuit Court.
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At top, Kalalapaikuanalu Winter, right, cried while being embraced by Marti Townsend of Earthjustice as keiki sang in Hawaiian and held signs Thursday outside Circuit Court.

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Attorneys argued Thursday in Circuit Court in favor of a lawsuit that claims the state Department of Transportation is violating 16 Hawaii youths’ state constitutional rights by not doing enough to stem the emissions that are contributing to climate change. Above, young participants held signs outside.
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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Attorneys argued Thursday in Circuit Court in favor of a lawsuit that claims the state Department of Transportation is violating 16 Hawaii youths’ state constitutional rights by not doing enough to stem the emissions that are contributing to climate change. Above, young participants held signs outside.

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Above, 16-year-old Kaonohi Puniwai- Ganoot, left, high-fived Winter. Puniwai- Ganoot and Winter are two of 14 Hawaii youth suing the state in the climate case Navahine F. v. Hawaii Department of Transportation.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                At top, Kalalapaikuanalu Winter, right, cried while being embraced by Marti Townsend of Earthjustice as keiki sang in Hawaiian and held signs Thursday outside Circuit Court.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Attorneys argued Thursday in Circuit Court in favor of a lawsuit that claims the state Department of Transportation is violating 16 Hawaii youths’ state constitutional rights by not doing enough to stem the emissions that are contributing to climate change. Above, young participants held signs outside.