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Maui Residents Turn to Local Court to Get SCOTUS Settlement

Oct. 29, 2019, 7:47 PM

Maui activists and a Hawaii politician are suing to secure a settlement in a major Clean Water Act case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court.

State Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey filed suit Oct. 28 in Hawaii’s Circuit Court of the Second Circuit, alleging Maui Mayor Michael Victorino is violating local law by refusing to implement a settlement recently approved by lawmakers.

The Maui County Council in September voted to withdraw the high-stakes Supreme Court case, which focuses on the scope of the Clean Water Act and will have broad implications beyond Hawaii.

Victorino said he had final authority...

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