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 summit of Mauna Kea in Hawai’i is a sacred landscape. 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 Third Meter Telescope (TMT) Project. The TMT project will have a devastating and irreversible environmental impact on Mauna Kea and its fresh water aquifer, desecrate sacred lands, practices, and burial sites, and is an unnecessary addition to a summit overburdened by thirteen previously built telescopes, which have proven to leave toxins after decommission. Take action today.