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Hawaii youth-led climate lawsuit advances in the background of Maui wildfires 

An aerial image taken on Aug. 10, 2023 shows destroyed homes and buildings burned to the ground in Lahaina in the aftermath of wildfires in western Maui, Hawaii. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images)
An aerial image taken on Aug. 10, 2023 shows destroyed homes and buildings burned to the ground in Lahaina in the aftermath of wildfires in western Maui, Hawaii. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images)

As residents of Hawaii work to help their neighbors on Maui recover from the worst fire in the state’s history, young people are demanding more accountability from local leaders.

A group of youth, including many indigenous to Hawaii, are suing the state’s Department of Transportation over climate change.

Anita Hofschneider is a senior staff writer for our editorial partner Grist based in Honolulu. She speaks with Here & Now’s Deepa Fernandes about the case.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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