Expectations delivered by both Hawaii County and TMT after the Supreme Court approves telescope
Expectations delivered Wednesday by both Hawaii County and the "Thirty Meter Telescope" project.
Call it a "first step forward" after the State Supreme Court gave TMT the "green light" atop Mauna Kea Tuesday.
"We've put together a workforce pipeline to provide the educational focus for high tech work and we've also agreed to an annual rent once we're up and fully operational at a million dollars a year for stewardship of Mauna Kea," TMT Executive Director Ed Stone said. "So I think we have and will make and have made a number of contributions already to the stewardship of the mountain and to the community itself."
Big Island Mayor Harry Kim said Wednesday that he'd like to find a way for everyone, including opponents to work together.
"Obviously I believe in what good it can be and the wrongs it can be and I'm trying to mold it into something for people to look at," Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim said.
"It's a matter of how the use of Mauna Kea can proceed that will be beneficial for the people of this land," Mayor Kim said.
No timeline yet, but TMT has two years to submit plans.