January 01, 2016

An environmental court for Hawai’i-will other states follow?

Andrew C. Mergen

On July 1, 2015, Hawai’i became the second state in the United States, after Vermont in 1990, to create an environmental court. This specialized court will have broad jurisdiction over civil and criminal cases affecting the environment and represents a bold experiment in environmental law by a state often viewed as an environmental paradise.

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