Judge tosses TMT lawsuit

//Judge tosses TMT lawsuit

A Hilo judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against the Thirty Meter Telescope that sought an injunction to block its construction because the project did not post a security bond.

The lawsuit, which was filed in July by seven petitioners and the religious organization Mauna Kea Anaina Hou, argued that, because the TMT project did not post a $1.4 billion security bond, as required by the 1977 Maunakea Plan, the notice to proceed with construction was invalid.

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