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Statement Regarding Judge Riki Amano’s Recommendation


To follow is a joint statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board, and TIO Executive Director Ed Stone regarding Judge Riki Amano’s recommendation that the state Board of Land and Natural Resources approve a Conservation District Use Permit for TMT construction on Maunakea:

"TMT welcomes the recommendation that a state permit be issued and we respectfully look forward to the next steps. We appreciate that Judge Riki Amano worked carefully and tirelessly to ensure all voices were heard during the contested case hearing. We are grateful to all our supporters and friends who have been with us during the hearing process and over the past ten years and we remain respectful of the process to ensure the proper stewardship of Maunakea."