Monday, December 3, 2018

TMT project earns another victory

Update on Hawaiian telescope in which UC is a partner.
The (Hawaiian) state Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the construction permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope will stand.
The high court filed an order Thursday afternoon denying motions for reconsideration from project opponents, a month after it ruled 4-1 in favor of granting the permit to build on Maunakea...
As for a timeline for when construction could resume, he said that would roughly take “at least several months.”
Some opponents of the project have said they plan to try to block construction. Protesters, who called themselves “protectors,” repeatedly blocked construction vehicles in 2015 before the high court overturned the permit because of due process issues...

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