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Gov. David Ige signs 3 bills combating climate change into law

Gov. David Ige signed three bills this morning at Point Panic that combat climate change in the Hawaiian isles.

“Climate change is real and we’re seeing its impacts right now in our island state,” said Ige, as surfers and boaters enjoyed the surf behind him. “Taken together, this suite of bills establishes policies and programs that acknowledge and address this reality.”

Ige signed House Bill 2182, which makes Hawaii carbon neutral by 2045 and establishes the Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Task Force. HB2182, authored by state Rep. Chris Lee (D, Kailua-Lanikai-Waimanalo), becomes Act 15 and takes effect on July 1…