(BIVN) – Lincoln Ashida, the attorney representing the non-profit PUEO as a participant in the Thirty Meter Telescope contested case hearing, presented final testimony to the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources in Hilo on Wednesday.
Although PUEO reserved time for rebuttal, Ashida declined to take the extra five minutes when it was his turn.
Land board member Stanley Roehrig questioned the University of Hawaii on their plans – if any – to implement the recommendations filed by PUEO in their exceptions document calling for the development of an Imiloa Uka, and other cultural and educational amenities at the mid-level of Mauna Kea.
The day-long hearing concluded with no decision on the University of Hawaii’s application for the conservation district use permit that would allow the TMT to be built on Mauna Kea. The BLNR will issue its decision at a later date.