Scathing. That may be the single best word to describe the Hawai‘i Supreme Court’s characterization of arguments put forward by the Department of Land and Natural Resources in defense of the department’s position that the commercial collection of aquarium fish does not require it to undertake an environmental review. Nor did the court have much positive to say about the lower court rulings that agreed with the department.
The high court’s unanimous ruling, published on September 6, overturns the decisions of . . .
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