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October 10, 2015

Mauna Kea Emergency Rules Invalidated

A 120 day emergency rule that was implemented prohibiting camping atop Mauna Kea at night was invalidated by a circuit court judge on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Since the rule was enacted on July 14, several enforcement operations were conducted, resulting in a total of 21 reported citations or arrests.
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September 21, 2015

VIDEO: Protest Tent Atop Mauna Kea Confiscated

In a third law enforcement operation since a 120 emergency rule was enacted, state officers with the Department of Land and Natural Resources dismantled and confiscated a large tent that protesters had erected atop Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.
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September 09, 2015

VIDEO: 8 More Arrested Under Emergency Rule at Mauna Kea

This is the second round of arrests made since a 120-day emergency rule was passed by the Board of Land and Natural Resources and signed by the governor in July.
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August 19, 2015

LIVE IMAGES: Kākoʻo Haleakalā Demonstrators Stand Ground Against Telescope Construction

The Kākoʻo Haleakalā group has mobilized for a third time in opposition to the ongoing construction of the Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope atop Haleakalā. Flares were lit on the road outside of the gate where a convoy carrying equipment and telescope parts was scheduled to depart this evening.
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August 14, 2015

Haleakalā Park Summit Road to Close for Wide Load Transport, Aug. 19-20

Crater Road and Haleakalā National Park’s summit road will close to visitor traffic while a slow moving convoy transports extremely wide loads to the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope near the volcano’s summit from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.
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July 31, 2015

Police Identify 20 Arrested and Charged For Demonstration Blocking Telescope Convoy

Maui police identified the 20 individuals arrested (13 males and 7 women) and charged for blocking a convoy of heavy equipment and telescope parts from being delivered to Haleakala for the ongoing construction of the Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope.
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July 31, 2015

Protestors Carried Away in Stand Against Development Atop Haleakalā

At 12:46 a.m., on Friday, July 31, two semi truck loads of material were escorted through the crowd of remaining demonstrators near the Central Maui Baseyard off of the Mokulele Highway. Arrests continued into the night with at least 20 people removed and handcuffed during the incident.
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August 29, 2011

Maui Telescope Project Includes $20M Mitigation Grant

The program includes development of STEM coursework in the Hawaiian language, and will focus efforts on students in secondary schools.
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December 08, 2010

Land Board approves Haleakala Management Plan and ATST

The state BLNR approved a Conservation District Use Permit for the world’s largest solar telescope atop Haleakala on Maui. The $298 million Advanced Technology Solar
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August 26, 2010

BLNR hosts hearing on proposed Advanced Technology Solar Telescope TONIGHT August 26

The Board of Land and Natural Resources, Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands, holds a hearing today for the proposed Advanced Technology Solar Telescope planned for construction atop Haleakala on Maui.  The meeting gives the public an opportunity to provide testimony on the project’s Conservation District Use Application. Some concerns that have been raised are... Read more »
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June 04, 2009

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON SOLAR TELESCOPE ATOP HALEAKALA

Public meetings will be held in June to discuss the proposed Advanced Technology Solar Telescope atop Haleakala on Maui.  The National Science Foundation is considering funding the construction of the telescope that would be 142.8 feet high and 84 feet in diameter.  The solar telescope would be located atop the summit on lands managed by... Read more »
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May 13, 2009

PROPOSED TELESCOPE EIS RELEASED: SCIENTISTS SAY HALEAKALA IS ONLY SITE TO SATISFY GOALS

The State completed work on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on a planned Advanced Technology Solar Telescope atop Haleakala.  The project is proposed for location at the High Altitude Observatory site and is subject to a 45 day public comment period.  There will be a series of hearings to discuss the findings in June.  The... Read more »
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