Hawaii could become the first US state to declare a climate emergency after the Legislature’s adoption of State Senate Concurrent Resolution 44 last week. The bill would call for statewide collaboration towards efforts to tackle the climate crisis.

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Rep. Lisa Marten (D-51), who led the House version of the measure, said in a statement, said, “Hawaii is the first state to join a movement largely led by cities and counties to declare a climate emergency which reflects the commitment our state Legislature continues to make to address the causes and the impacts of climate change.” 

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