BLNR approves TMT permit

HONOLULU — The state Board of Land and Natural Resources on Thursday voted 5-2 to adopt the recommendation of retired judge Riki May Amano to approve the application for a Conservation District Use Permit to build the Thirty-Meter Telescope.

TMT contested case hearing set

Today the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) set Wednesday, Sept. 20 to hear oral arguments in the contested case hearing for the Thirty Meter Telescope at the Mauna Kea Science Reserve on Hawaii Island.


TMT permit gets approval from Amano

The Thirty Meter Telescope received a positive recommendation from hearings officer Riki May Amano, buoying the beleaguered project’s chances less than a year from a self-imposed construction deadline.


Final arguments filed in TMT case

Parties in the ongoing Thirty-Meter Telescope contested case have submitted their final arguments for consideration by hearings officer Riki May Amano.

TMT is slipping away, and we should all be sorry

While the contested case hearings on the Thirty Meter Telescope state permits have been dragging on interminably, TMT management has been seeking an alternative site in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. It is pretty apparent now that

TMT sublease payments deferred

HILO — TMT International Observatory’s sublease payments are on hold following a court order requiring a contested case for the agreement with the University of Hawaii at Hilo.


State to appeal TMT sublease ruling

HILO — The state will challenge a Hilo Circuit Court ruling requiring a contested case hearing for the Thirty Meter Telescope’s sublease with the University of Hawaii at Hilo.