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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.
Some have viewed the awesome response to calls to protect Mauna Kea and asked the apparently reasonable question of whether a compromise cannot be reached. Compromise, however, is how we got to this point in the first place.
31 were arrested on April 2, 2015 after peacefully protesting against the Thirty-Meter Telescope. Kealoha Pisciotta on behalf of the Mauna Kea hui responds to the arrests.
National coverage is good, but the article was not particularly critical of patronizing attitudes towards Native Hawaiians.
A response to the October 21, 2014 New York Times article "Seeking Stars, Finding Creationism"
Petitioner Kealoha Pisciotta of Mauna Kea Anaina Hou responds to Chad Babayan's letter stating that putting the Thirty-Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea is part of a "sacred mission."
A letter from the Moku Loa Group of the Sierra Club sent to the National Science Foundation to dissuade them from funding the Thirty Meter Telescope.