Court Mulls Whether Contested Case Should Be Granted for TMT Sublease

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How, if at all, should last year’s contested case proceeding and resulting Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) for the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) influence the lawsuit over the denial of a contested case over the sublease for the facility?

Last September, after a months-long contested case hearing in Hilo, the majority of the state Board of Land and Natural Resources voted to approve a Conservation District Use Permit for the TMT. Telescope opponents argued, among other things, that its construction would interfere with their right to engage in traditional and customary native Hawaiian practices. Despite the witness . . .

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