Four years after Hawai‘i passed landmark legislation to establish enforceable caps on greenhouse gas emissions, the state health department still hasn’t come up with the rules to implement the law.
The Department of Health is facing a December 2011 statutory deadline to finalize rules, but Priscilla Ligh, an environmental engineer tasked with writing the rules, said that the department would “probably not” meet the deadline.
“I don’t want to blame anyone, it’s just circumstances,” said Ligh. “I think there were good intentions with Act 234.”
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