TMT Hot Potato: Hawaii Leaders Are Ducking Responsibility On Mauna Kea

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When it comes to Mauna Kea, the governor, Legislature and Hawaii County are all looking at each other to figure out what to do to quell a months-long protest that has blocked construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Political leaders have taken little action as the protests on the mountain, which many Native Hawaiians consider sacred, sparked a movement throughout the islands. There have been similar protests over the development of renewable energy facilities and even a ballfield complex on Oahu. The military has said it is reconsidering the siting of a new missile defense system because of cultural controversy.

Read the whole story here: https://www.civilbeat.org/2020/02/tmt-hot-potato-hawaii-leaders-are-ducking-responsibility-on-mauna-kea/