Column: TMT can be important symbol to our community

//Column: TMT can be important symbol to our community

As members of Hawaii’s business community, we have been involved, to various degrees, in the nearly 10-year-long review and approval process for the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). And we have been carefully following the recent actions, by both TMT opponents and supporters, that have thrust our state into a worldwide spotlight.

First, we wish to reiterate that we have supported, and continue to support the TMT. We also respect the sacredness and cultural importance of Mauna Kea, and we appreciate the perspective of those opposing the TMT. Those perspectives are complex and cannot be simply categorized or easily dismissed. We recognize there were failures in the past to observe and respect the significance of this site.

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