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Resource-Rich Hawaii Depends On Fossil Fuel

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Resource-Rich Hawaii Depends On Fossil Fuel

Resource-Rich Hawaii Depends On Fossil Fuel

Resource-Rich Hawaii Depends On Fossil Fuel

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Hawaii has more renewable energy — wind, solar and geo-thermal — than any of the 50 states, but Hawaiians are largely unconcerned with environmental issues.

The island state is 92 percent dependent on fossil fuel — more than any other state in the country.

As part of NPR's Climate Connections series, Madeleine Brand takes a look at why Hawaii doesn't have the best record when it comes to environmental issues.