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Hawai’i County Backtracks on Climate Lawsuit, Admits Would Do It For the Money

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Local media is reporting that Hawai’i County is starting to backtrack on bringing a climate lawsuit against energy companies because similar cases around the country have been decisively defeated. One local councilmember goes as far to say that the potential money won from a victory is the only reason the idea should be kept alive.

In July, Hawai’i County Corporation Counsel Joe Kamelamela announced that the county is considering a lawsuit, but earlier this month, West Hawai’i Today reported that Kamelamela isn’t too excited to take his community down a losing path:

“There’s a lot of uncertainty…And a lot of that uncertainty comes from knowing that a lot of these similar lawsuits have been dismissed in federal court.”

Read the full blog post at EIDClimate.org.

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