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Governor Ige Signs BLNR Emergency Rules

July 14, 2015, 4:11 PM HST
* Updated July 14, 4:14 PM
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Governor David Ige signed the Board of Land and Natural Resources’ 120-day emergency ruling that will limit the usage of the Mauna Kea Access Road between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.

The board voted during its regularly scheduled meeting that went late into Friday night to ultimately vote 5-2 to implement the emergency rules.

“…The rule is in effect for 120 days only and gives the state an additional tool to keep the road safe for all. My administration believes firmly in the right of free expression,” Governor Ige explained. “At the same time, we cannot let some people put others at risk of harm or property damage. This temporary rule helps strike that balance. I respectfully ask everyone using the road to exercise caution and obey the law.”

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