//The State Must Be Held Accountable On TMT Process

The State Must Be Held Accountable On TMT Process

The scientifically historic Thirty Meter Telescope observatory, once expected to take its place atop Mauna Kea housing the world’s most powerful and highly elevated eye into the universe, faces an uncertain future in Hawaii.

After the state Supreme Court ruled in December that the Board of Land and Natural Resources broke its own rules in granting the project a permit in 2011, the board had to start over. Now it will hold a new contested case hearing before any further permitting can happen. And it will do so as leaders of the TMT project openly review alternative sites for the telescope in Chile, the Canary Islands and India.

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