Few Environmental Measures Approved At Close of 2017 Legislative Session

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The first session of the 2017 Legislature broke little new ground in terms of environmental law-making. About a dozen bills that nibbled at the edges of meaningful action made it across the finish line with the signature of Governor David Ige. One measure championed by many environmentalists that did pass both chambers – Senate Bill 1240, which would have limited aquarium-fish collection – was vetoed.

Here’s a synopsis of the measures that did pass into law:


Energy and Greenhouse Gases


Act 32, Paris Agreement: “Regardless of federal action, the legislature supports the goals of the Paris Agreement . . .

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