The Thirty Meter Telescope contested case hearing continued its no wake-dead slow progress into uncharted waters last month. While retired judge Riki May Amano was nominally at the helm, it was the band of protesters who seemed to have control of the throttle.
With time appearing to be on their side, the dozen or so opponents of the TMT who remain engaged in the drawn-out proceeding put on their cases in chief. After testimony ends – Amano has expressed hope this phase will wrap up in March – all the parties will be given several weeks to draft proposed findings . . .
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