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Governor Ige Signs Climate Change Bill

Governor David Y. Ige

Hawaii is the first state in the nation to implement parts of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Earlier today, Governor David Ige signed Senate Bill 559 – which aligns the state with the principles and goals of the 2015 deal.

Ige also signed House Bill 1578 – which establishes a carbon farming task force.

The governor also announced Hawaii is joining 19 other states in the newly formed U.S. Climate Alliance.

County mayors also signed proclamations that declared their commitment to the Paris Agreement.

Flickr / Governor David Y. Ige
Credit Flickr / Governor David Y. Ige

Casey Harlow was an HPR reporter and occasionally filled in as local host of Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
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