Hawaii court nulls Thirty Mile Telescope permit: Victory for Native Hawaiians?

Associated Press: Hawaii’s Supreme Court invalidated a construction permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope Wednesday, a $1.4 billion observatory planned for the peak of Mauna Kea: the state’s tallest mountain and a cultural icon for Hawaiian natives. The path to the Court’s decision Wednesday has been fraught with conflict. Native Hawaiians who consider the mountain sacred staged a number of local protests, several of which ended in arrests and property damage. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources......

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