Hawaii’s highest court takes on TMT case

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In a move that appears to be a victory for the protesters trying to shut down the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s supreme court on Friday agreed to bypass lower court procedures and immediately consider the case.

It is even possible the court could rule that it is inappropriate to have any telescopes on Mauna Kea.


  • Nicholas Paizis

    I feel sorry for Gordon Moore who kicked off a lot of the funding for the TMT. It’s unlikely he’ll see any results in his lifetime.

    Should this project cut it’s losses and move to Chile?

  • pzatchok

    They could just rule that past agreements were enough, current plans are adequate, the project should move on and the protesters be kept back.

    It is possible, I have hope.

  • Cotour

    Lets see, your more practical wish for a solution of sticking to already agreed upon restrictions and parameters and moving forward, or a court in Hawaii not bowing to additional native island interest group demands based on their religious beliefs and feelings.

    Should be interesting.

  • D.K. Williams

    If this court rules for the protesters, I wouldn’t expect it to be overturned should an appeal go to the 9th circuit.

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