Hawaiʻi Board of Land and Natural Resources to reschedule Thirty Meter Telescope oral arguments
The Hawaiʻi State Board of Land and Natural Resources have deferred oral arguments regarding a petition from the Mauna Kea Hui for a declaratory ruling concerning the Thirty Meter Telescope.
The arguments had been set for July 28. A new date has not yet been selected, but the board will notify the parties via Minute Order when a new date is chosen.
For years, construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope, one of the world’s largest telescopes on Hawai‘i’s tallest mountain, Maunakea, has been stalled by opponents who who maintain the telescope will desecrate land held sacred to some Native Hawaiians.
Documents related to the petition can be found in Table 3 at https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/occl/tmt/.
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