Lack of Proper Consultation May Have Placed the Mauna Kea’s $1.3 B Telescope project In Jeopardy

April 5, 2015 10:27 PM

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Lack of Proper Consultation May Have Placed the Mauna Kea’s $1.3 B Telescope project In Jeopardy

The Thirty Meter Telescope facility scheduled, to be erected atop Mauna Kea might be staring at a protest that could snowball into an international issue. A small group of activists, had protested against the proposed facility at Mauna Kea, when construction begun 10 days ago, with the every intention of blocking the proposed facility.

The main gripe of the activists is that the $1.3 Billion project may have been approved without first obtaining proper land approvals. They contend also that the native Hawaiian groups have not been consulted before the decision to construct the telescope was taken. This is a considered a serious ma...

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