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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.
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.
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.
KAHEA has been a vigilant watchdog of the state's Department of Land and Resources (DLNR). This time, we're calling on you to help this agency get a qualified leader. KAHEA and at least 22 other Hawai`i groups oppose the nomination of Carleton Ching as Director of DLNR.
A response to the October 21, 2014 New York Times article "Seeking Stars, Finding Creationism"