The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is suing the state and the University of Hawaii. OHA wants to terminate a lease that would allow development of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea. The office says the university’s oversight of the land amounts to “longstanding and well-documented mismanagement.” It’s the latest action in the ongoing battle over the controversial proposed $1.4 billion project on the mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred. Hawaii state officials gave the green light to the telescope construction in September.
Kealoha Pisciotta (Kanaka Maoli) – president of Mauna Kea Anaina Hou
Kristin Kahaloa (Kanaka Maoli) – community advocate and past executive director of the Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce
Pua Case (Kanaka Maoli) – teacher, mother and one of many who is fighting for Hawaii
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