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Headed to Hawaii on vacation? Tourists may need to pay a climate tax. Here's what to know

Posted on AllSides February 25th, 2024
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If Hawaii Gov. Josh Green has his way, your next vacation to the Aloha State will cost an extra $25.

Lawmakers are calling for action to address the damaging environmental impact of tourism, particularly in the wake of the devastating wildfires in Lahaina, Maui, which killed 100 people and is projected to cost $6 billion to rebuild.

The proposed bill aims to impose a $25 climate tax on tourists in order to protect Hawaii's natural resources from an influx of visitors. With 9.5 million tourists visiting the state last year, according to...

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