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TMT Permit Decision Appealed To Hawaii Supreme Court Thirty Meter Telescope

TMT Permit Decision Appealed To Hawaii Supreme Court

Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea was approved by the BLNR in September.

Telescope Project Still Faces Fight From Hawaiian Opponents Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Telescope Project Still Faces Fight From Hawaiian Opponents

Protesters were able to delay construction atop Mauna Kea two years ago. They’ll likely try to do so again.

Hawaii Land Board Grants Permit To Build Thirty Meter Telescope Courtesy TMT International Observatory

Hawaii Land Board Grants Permit To Build Thirty Meter Telescope

UPDATED: Plans for the $1.4 billion telescope have caused bitter divisions, with some Native Hawaiians saying it will desecrate Mauna Kea.

Telescope Opponent Wants Free Access To Transcripts From State Land Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Telescope Opponent Wants Free Access To Transcripts From State Land Board

Anaina Hou group isn’t satisfied with an offer from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to provide access to the documents.

The Stage Is Set For Tuesday’s Thirty Meter Telescope Hearing Courtesy TMT International Observatory

The Stage Is Set For Tuesday’s Thirty Meter Telescope Hearing

Hearing officer Riki May Amano, a retired judge, will have her hands full keeping order in this forum.

State Investigating Placement Of Human Remains At TMT Site Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Investigating Placement Of Human Remains At TMT Site

The Department of Land and Natural Resources acknowledged the probe in response to a public records request but won't say more
Judge Seeks ‘Fresh’ Start, But Acrimony Over TMT Resurfaces Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Seeks ‘Fresh’ Start, But Acrimony Over TMT Resurfaces

Native Hawaiians flood a pre-hearing conference Monday as lawyers argue about what's ahead for a June 17 contested-case hearing.
The State Must Be Held Accountable On TMT Process Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The State Must Be Held Accountable On TMT Process

Protests opposing construction of the telescope on Mauna Kea got lots of attention in 2015. But if the project falls apart, state officials will bear the blame.
TMT’s Place In History Of Telescope Battles Cory Lum/Civil Beat

TMT’s Place In History Of Telescope Battles

The legal fight over the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea is not unusual as big telescope projects go.
Hawaii Supreme Court Invalidates Thirty Meter Telescope Permit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Invalidates Thirty Meter Telescope Permit

UPDATED: In order to proceed, project officials must return to the state Board of Land and Natural Resources to seek re-approval.
Hawaii Supreme Court Suspends TMT Permit Until Dec. 2 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Suspends TMT Permit Until Dec. 2

The high court heard oral arguments in August on claims that there were procedural problems with the state's approval of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
State Issues New Guidelines On Media’s Mauna Kea Access Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Issues New Guidelines On Media’s Mauna Kea Access

UPDATED: The Department of Land and Natural Resources says it wants to keep everyone safe, but some First Amendment advocates worry the guidelines go too far.