"Trust must be earned - it is wrong that state leaders have approved the development of a new telescope on a new site on Mauna Kea, without first ensuring the timely removal of decommissioned facilities along with full restoration of those sites," Gabbard said. "This failure and a history of broken promises has resulted in the standoff that we are seeing today."
Gabbard says that while Thirty Meter Telescope has the legal authority to be built on the Big Island's Mauna Kea, there are spiritual and cultural issues that are being ignored.
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