Hawaii’s governor Ige announces today that state officials allowed a construction company to build a ginormous telescope on top of Mauna Kea, a sacred landscape that Native Hawaiian residents consider as their ancestral land.
Read the article by TheHill here.
If you stand for justice, call the governor’s office and protect Mauna Kea! No TMT!
CONTACT GOVERNOR IGE:
Phone: (808) 586-2211
Office of the Governor
The Honorable David Y. Ige
Governor, State of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 586-0034
Fax: (808) 586-0006
The protection of Indigenous Lands and sacred sites and landscapes go hand-in-hand. The summit of Mauna Kea in Hawai’i is one of these sacred landscapes. To Native Hawaiians or Kānaka Maoli, the mountain, Mauna Kea, represents many things; a place of worship, an ancestral burial site, and a life-giving source of fresh water. The aquifer located within Mauna Kea provides fresh water for the town of Hilo and other surrounding communities. Greenaction advocates and supports the protection of Mauna Kea and is adamantly against the building of the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project. The TMT project would have devastating and irreversible environmental impacts on Mauna Kea’s fresh water aquifer and desecrate sacred lands. The TMT summit is already overburdened by thirteen previously built telescopes, which have been proven to leave toxins. Greenaction stands in solidarity with the “We Stand with Mauna Kea” and “Protect Mauna Kea” movements and protective actions.
Kū Kia’i Mauna!
Click here to read more about the recent peaceful blockade at Mauna Kea, Hawaii.