State Supreme Court rules in favor of Thirty Meter Telescope’s construction

//State Supreme Court rules in favor of Thirty Meter Telescope’s construction

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – After years of legal wrangling and protests, the Thirty Meter Telescope got a green light Tuesday from the state Supreme Court.

In a 4-to-1 decision, the state’s highest court ruled in favor of the telescope’s construction atop Mauna Kea, effectively ending all legal avenues for contesting the controversial project.

In a statement, TMT International Observatory Board of Governors Chairman Henry Yang said the body is “grateful” for the ruling and “committed to being good stewards on the mountain.”

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