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Hawaii Ruling Blocks Mega Telescope Construction

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Discovery: In a much-anticipated Wednesday ruling, the Supreme Court of Hawaii rescinded the building permit for the hotly contested Thirty Meter Telescope project.
In a 58-page written opinion, the court ruled that the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources erred in issuing a building permit for the project “before the request for a contested case hearing was resolved and the hearing was held.”
Before the permit can be re-issued, the Board must now conduct a contested case hearing.
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Hawaii court revokes permit telescope on Mauna Kea volcano

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Sydney Morning Herald: The Hawaii Supreme Court has revoked a permit that would have allowed the controversial construction of one of the world’s largest telescopes on a dormant volcano considered an ideal location on Earth to view the stars.
Issuing the permit to construct a 54-metre high, $US1.4 billion ($1.9 billion) astronomical observatory on the million-year-old Mauna Kea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island did not comply with case law, statutes or the state constitution, court documents showed. It also violated the…
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Hawaii court nulls Thirty Mile Telescope permit: Victory for Native Hawaiians?

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Associated Press: Hawaii’s Supreme Court invalidated a construction permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope Wednesday, a $1.4 billion observatory planned for the peak of Mauna Kea: the state’s tallest mountain and a cultural icon for Hawaiian natives.
The path to the Court’s decision Wednesday has been fraught with conflict. Native Hawaiians who consider the mountain sacred staged a number of local protests, several of which ended in arrests and property damage. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources…
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