Governor Ige rescinds emergency proclamation for Mauna Kea
Governor David Ige held a press conference Tuesday afternoon where he said he has rescinded the emergency proclamation that he had issued on July 17 for Mauna Kea.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources has granted the University of Hawaii until September 26, 2021 for the initiation of construction at the request of UH Manoa.
Governor Ige says that the reason he has rescinded his emergency proclamation is due to the fact that there are no immediate plans to move equipment up the mauna at this time.
The Governor also stated at the press conference that law enforcement will remain at the site of Mauna Kea "for the safety of all those involved."
When asked about Hurricanes Erick and Flossie, Governor Ige said that both he and Mayor Harry Kim would "definitely" prefer that people leave the site.
According to Governor Ige, he is considering issuing an emergency proclamation ahead of the arrival of both hurricanes.