We are getting lots of reports from people who attended the public hearing in Hilo on whether to grant a construction permit for the TMT on Mauna Kea. From what we heard:
51 people testified, 31 in opposition (UH Hilo students were well-represented).
Meeting went to 10:00 pm.
People really engaged with staff representing DLNR for their failure to adequately protect the natural and cultural resources of the conservation on the summit.
There is a second hearing tonight in Kona. 6 pm at NELHA.
Check out these reports in the local news: