Hawaii AG Launched Independent Review of State Response to Maui Wildfires

Hawaii Attorney General Anne Lopez announced that her office would be conducting a “conducting a comprehensive review of critical decision-making and standing policies leading up to, during, and after the wildfires on Maui and Hawaiʻi islands” in August 2023, following a request by the governor. A later press release stated that the review would be completed by a “third-party private organization with experience in emergency management and processes,” and that the goal of the review would be to assess state and county agencies’ preparation for and response to the wildfires.