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When sea level rises, a new legal opinion says, public land follows the shoreline and the state can charge property owners to access their own places.
Hawaii leaders have no idea what to do about an environmental problem that could cost billions of dollars to fix.
A report that was due before the 2017 legislative session is now expected sometime during the 2018 session.
Economists caution legislators about the housing shortage, the possibility of lower tax revenue and reduced tourist spending.
The risks posed by the state’s 88,000 remaining cesspools will likely be amplified by climate change.