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While Hawaii’s leaders see this gathering as an opportunity to showcase Hawaii’s conservation efforts, our accomplishments cannot hide the elephant in the room: the state-supported proposal for a massive Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) proposed for a designated conservation district near the summit of Mauna Kea.
KAHEA was part of the initial push to create a protective refuge in the state waters of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands and the subsequent, successful establishment of the first-ever marine monument in 2006. This action would protect one of the most unique ocean ecosystems on the planet.
Protect Kona’s freshwater! KAHEA supports the National Park Services’ petition requesting the state Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) to designate the Keauhou aquifer in Kona as a “ground water management area” (WMA). WMA designation would protect freshwater resources and the rights of communities and Hawaiian practitioners in those resources.
Tips for submitting online testimony to the state legislature and a simple way to track various bills.
As 2015 comes to a quick close we wanted to send a mahalo out to all of you who have supported us through the years--it is a time to celebrate as we reflect on a pretty remarkable year!
ACTION ALERT: "Emergency” rules proposed for Mauna Kea could authorize DLNR to severely restrict public access to the mauna and impose severe penalties for violations.
The Mauna Kea Hui transfers the TMT case to the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court!