HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea is on hold once again.
"We are disappointed and concerned that large boulders were found in the roadway leading to the summit of Mauna Kea. This action is a serious and significant safety hazard and could put people at risk. Because of this, we are making an assessment to determine how to proceed," said Gov. Ige's Chief of Staff Mike McCartney.
Gov. Ige is currently in Washington, D.C. for an energy forum and meetings with Hawaii's congressional delegation and federal officials.
The following is the full statement on Mauna Kea from Henry Yang, CHair of the TMT International Observatory Board: