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Thirty Meter Telescope’s construction atop Mauna Kea will begin this summer

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Gov. David Ige announced Thursday construction on Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea will begin this summer.
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PI‘IKEA KEAWEKANE-STAFFORD VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

State and county officials Thursday morning removed structures built in 2015 during protests against the TMT project. Hawaii officials announced that the much- debated Thirty Meter Telescope will be built. Construction will begin sometime this summer.

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LEINA‘ALA SLEIGHTHOLM VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

One of the leaders of the TMT protesters was arrested Thursday while trying to take video of officials removing the stone structures, which were built in 2015.

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STAR-ADVERTISER

“We expect that TMT construction will begin sometime this summer. We will proceed in a way that respects the people, place and culture that make Hawaii unique.”

David Ige

Hawaii governor, on construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope