Tuesday, February 13, 2018

It may come down to money

Construction of a Thirty-Meter Telescope in Hawaii - in which UC has an interest - has been stymied by objections from the Native Hawaiian community.

Now it appears money may be a key to resolving the issue:

"...One of the goals of (a new proposal and bill) is to force the telescopes to pay more.

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, which would get a share of that added revenue, testified in favor of the bill.
"We know that the measure specifically tries to balance what we think is a lopsided emphasis on telescope development at the expense of everything else including the protections of traditional and customary rights,” said Jocelyn Doane, OHA senior policy advocate..."

No comments: