KONA, Hawaii – The subject of the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Mauna Kea, as well as the related blockade and mass arrests that occurred exactly one year ago, was discussed when Governor David Ige and his administration came to Pālamanui for a community meeting Friday night.
Notes from the featured video:
- 00:00 – Hawaii Governor David Ige gives an update on the Thirty Meter Telescope project, reiterating his support for the $1.4 billion observatory planned for Mauna Kea.
- 01:35 – A TMT supporter speaks out, chiding the state for its response to the blockade in 2015. Governor Ige answers her directly.
- 03:00 – Abel Simeona Lui, who was on the mountain on June 24, 2015, gives the TMT supporter, as well as Governor Ige, a piece of his mind.
- 06:19 – DLNR’s Kekoa Kaluhiwa acknowledges the presence of Lino Kamakau, DOCARE’s Hawaii Island Branch Chief. Both Kaluhiwa and Kamakau were on Mauna Kea on June 24.
- 07:24 – Kaluhiwa talks about a new law passed in the 2016 legislative session to streamline legal challenges to conservation district use permits.
- 07:37 – An opponent of TMT who was on the mountain on June 24 speaks out.
- 08:21 – Governor Ige compliments DOCARE officers for their work on Mauna Kea one year ago on June 24, 2015.
- 09:21 – Ige talks about making up the money that would have gone towards local educational programs in the event TMT does not happen.
by Big Island Video News
KONA (BIVN) - On the one-year anniversary of the blockade in opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope and mass arrests on Mauna Kea, memories from that day are still fresh in the minds of many, and emotions are still high.