Judge Amano recommends approval in TMT contested case hearing – MAUIWatch


‘We are providing a copy of Judge Riki May Amano’s Proposed Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Decision and Order (the Order) filed today in the contested case hearing regarding the Thirty Meter Telescope Conservation District Use permit application. We are currently reviewing the Order.

Now that Judge Amano has issued the Order, the Board will set a deadline for the parties to file exceptions to her recommendations and another deadline for the parties to file responsive briefs to the exceptions. The Board will also set a date for oral argument before the Board. After oral argument, the Board will issue its final written decision and order.

Governor Ige said in a statement, “I want to thank hearing officer and former Judge Riki May Amano for her diligent work in making a recommendation to the Board of Land and Natural Resources regarding the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project at Mauna Kea.

We are in the process of reviewing the conditions included in the decision.

Regardless of the BLNR’s ultimate decision, I support the co-existence of astronomy and culture on Mauna Kea along with better management of the mountain.”’

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