Ige's Mauna Kea Plan Prompts Reaction From Telescope Backers, Critics

May 26, 2015

An artist's rendering of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
Credit Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory Corp.

University of Hawaii President David Lassner answers questions at a press conference on the Governor's proposed changes to the management of Mauna Kea.
Credit Molly Solomon

Hawaii Governor David Ige announced his support of the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope and believes the project may proceed with construction. He also laid out his plan for future development on Mauna Kea, calling on the University of Hawai‘i to be better stewards of the land. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on reaction to the Governor’s remarks.

Governor Ige's prepared comments on Mauna Kea:

Gov. Ige's Remarks on Mauna Kea