“Hawai’i has a deep respect and a special relationship with the idyllic waters that surround our island state. That’s why earning the endorsement of Ocean Champions is so important to me and my campaign to serve Hawai‘i’s First district in Congress.” - Lt. Governor Doug Chin
As Hawai‘i Attorney General, Doug has been on the forefront of Hawai‘i’s unmatched commitment to building a more sustainable future and protecting natural resources. Doug plans to follow in the footsteps of visionary leaders, like ocean champion and U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, to be a champion for preserving and renewing our precious natural resources in Congress. Doug Chin has pledged to work to find real solutions to address climate change and reducing greenhouse emissions. He has continued the fight against the Trump administration’s rollback of protections defining the bodies of water that are covered by the Clean Water Act.
Doug Chin led negotiations that achieved the largest conservation easement in state history that protected 630 acres on the coastline of O‘ahu’s North Shore. As Lieutenant Governor he achieved one of the most significant settlements for an environmental violation in state history allowing Hawai‘i to invest in restoring coral and aquatic life in Honolulu Harbor.