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UH lays out plans for improved Mauna Kea stewardship

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - University of Hawaii officials will be meeting with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources to review the administrative process for decommissioning telescopes on Mauna Kea.

That's part of an implementation plan the university released Monday for improved stewardship of the mountain amid protests against the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope.

The university's outline for an action plan comes nearly a week after Gov. David Ige said the institution has to do a better job caring for the mountain. Ige demanded that at least 25 percent of all telescopes be gone by the time Thirty Meter Telescope begins operating.

Telescope opponent Kealoha Pisciotta says the university didn't share its plans with her group. She says she's skeptical plans by the governor or university will lead to meaningful change.

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