Hawaii Mayor Kim says his plan includes building TMT, but that is a nonstarter for protesters

//Hawaii Mayor Kim says his plan includes building TMT, but that is a nonstarter for protesters

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim confirmed Thursday that his long-awaited blueprint for the future of Mauna Kea will include a plan to build the Thirty Meter Telescope near the summit, but the TMT opponents said that is still unacceptable to them.

During testimony in Hilo before the Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees, Kim said his concept is for “Mauna Kea to be a symbol of nations working together for the pursuit of peace and harmony, a beacon of hope and discovery for this world. This is not just about science. It is about combining culture and science.”

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