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VIDEO: Summary of TMT Discussion and Introduction of PUEO

May 20, 2016 | Events

Summary of Big Island News Video:

  • A pre-hearing conference for the Thirty Meter Telescope contested case hearing redux was held on May 16 on Oahu. Attorneys met with hearing officer, Judge Riki May Amano (Ret.), and discussed the schedule for the upcoming proceeding.
  • A number of petitioners are requesting to be admitted as a party to the contested case hearing. So far the list is: Edward Akiona, Waiala Ahn, Hank Fergestrom, Ana Nawahine-Kahoopii, Richard Maele DeLeon, Mehana Kihoi, Kaho’okahi Kanuha, Joseph Kualii Lindsey Camara, Hālonaikaiopuna Mikala-Jiro Fukutomi, Crystal W West, Ivy McIntosh, Wilma H. Holi, Moses Kealamakia, Jr., Michael Kumukauoha Lee, and Ricky Cassiday.
  • Another group – PUEO, Perpetuating Unique Educational Opportunities, which favors astronomy on Mauna Kea – has filed to participate as well. The group includes Shadd Keahi Warfield, Patrick Leo Kahawaiolaa, William H. Brown, and Richard Ha (press release below).
  • PUEO ads momentum to what appears to be a renewed campaign to cast the observatory project in a positive light. New groups and sign waving events touting TMT are popping up, and recently TMT Systems Scientist Dr. Warren Skidmore gave a technology talk at the West Hawaii Civic Center

This report was republished from Big Island Video News.