UPDATE ON MAUNA KEA

by Debbie Ward As Sierra Club members know, we have spent many years working to ensure that the natural and cultural resources of Mauna Kea are protected. Members have offered testimony, served on committees, conducted research, written letters, consulted in legislative audits, participated in contested case hearing and successful litigation, and more, over the past … Read more

MAUNA KEA UPDATE

by Nelson Ho Recent actions of the University of Hawai`i have proved troubling to management of the summit. The UH appointed Mauna Kea Management Board is supposed to represent the public’s interest, but has been acting like the classic fox guarding the hen house. Their decisions continue to increase the bad land use practices that … Read more

MAUNA KEA UPDATE

by Nelson Ho Sierra Club has long been a voice against the land mismanagement that is turning the summit of Mauna Kea into a private industrial preserve.  Now Sierra Club’s ability to defend the threatened Hawai`i environment is imperiled due to DLNR and UH tactics. Mauna Kea still lacks environmental and cultural protections since the … Read more

MAUNA KEA UPDATE

By Debbie Ward A stunning blow was dealt to the DLNR and the University of Hawai`i last month when Judge Glenn Hara ruled in favor of Sierra Club and others that Mauna Kea deserves comprehensive management to conserve, protect and preserve the resource. When BLNR approved the construction of the outrigger telescopes following lengthy contested … Read more

WHAT’S UP WITH MAUNA KEA?

By Debbie Ward Sierra Club members have long regarded the wild beauty, Pacific-wide view planes and cultural significance of Mauna Kea as one of the treasures Hawai`i must strive to protect. So, when the University requested a lease to build one telescope in the 60s, and then built five more without permits, our members joined … Read more