Posts Tagged: Mauna Kea

High-Altitude Mountainous Environmental Triaing (HAMET) on Mauna Kea criticized

Hawai’i island activist Cory Harden reports that the Mauna Kea Management Board was sharply critical of the Army’s High-Altitude Mountainous Environmental Training (HAMET) environmental assessment.   Mahalo to Cory for sharing her comments on the Army’s Environmental Assessment for High-Altitude Mountainous Environmental Training on Mauna Kea: Comments Re: Environmental Assessment (EA) for High-Altitude Mountainous Environmental Triaing… Read more »

Army helicopter training enroaching on Mauna Kea

As reported previously on this site, the Army proposes to conduct High Altitude Mountainous Environmental Training (HAMET) on the slopes of Mauna Kea.    This training would take place outside of the training areas currently under Army control.   The Army has just posted the Environmental Assessment (EA), Appendices and Draft Fining of No Significant Impact on its… Read more »

Army wants more helicopter training on Mauna Kea after violating Mauna Kea Ice Age Reserve

In addition to plans to expand Army training facilities in the Pohakuloa Training Area, the Army recently issued a notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for impelementation of High Altitude Mountainous Environmental Training (HAMET) on the slopes of the sacred mountain, Mauna Kea. According to Marti Townsend of KAHEA, the area that the… Read more »

Thirty Meter Telescope Final EIS released

Eyes of the he’e…More desecration planned for sacred summit of Mauna Kea.  The proposed Thirty Meter Telescope would be the largest telescope in the world.  But Native Hawaiian and environmental groups will continue to fight the destructive project.   While this project is not a direct military project, most of the astronomy and space research programs… Read more »

Hawaiians, mountain in ‘Avatar’-like struggle My View: Hawaiians, mountain in ‘Avatar’-like struggle By Tom Peek Special to The Bee Published: Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2010 – 12:00 am If you’re one of the millions who sat riveted to James Cameron’s blockbuster movie Avatar, you probably sympathized with the indigenous Na’vi when American colonists bulldozed their magical rain forest to mine… Read more »

Inouye’s legacy: locking the military into Hawai’i “for a long time”

The militarization of Hawai’i is driven by both the ‘push’ of military strategy in the Pacific and the ‘pull’ of politicians, unions and corporate leaders who profit from the military domination of Hawai’i.  The logic is spelled out here in a recent Hawaii Business article about Senator Inouye: “The (White House) was not too keen… Read more »

Groups sue state over Mauna Kea management plan Updated at 12:03 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2009 Groups sue state over Mauna Kea management plan By Nancy Cook Lauer West Hawaii Today HILO – A consortium of groups opposed to the state’s management plan for Mauna Kea said it filed suit in 3rd Circuit Court yesterday, fighting for its right to protest a… Read more »

Lingle still courting militarized Superferry and ‘science cities’ on Haleakala and Mauna Kea

At a talk on Maui, Governor Lingle said if she could she would bring back the Hawaii Superferry.   “Lingle said she’s been in recent contact with the ferries’ builder, Austal, which is considering military contracts for the high-speed vehicle transports.” Lingle also said she supports the development of “science cities” on Haleakala and Mauna Kea,… Read more »

Mauna Kea selected for more desecration

Posted on: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 Mauna Kea selected for world’s largest telescope Native Hawaiians, environmentalists object to use of area By Mary Vorsino Advertiser Staff Writer Mauna Kea was chosen yesterday as the site for what will become the world’s largest telescope – a mega-feat of engineering that will cost $1.2 billion, create as… Read more »

Hilo residents blast giant telescope plan

Scope faces critics in Hilo by Peter Sur Tribune-Herald Staff Writer Published: Thursday, June 18, 2009 9:39 AM HST More than 150 people heard impassioned speeches Wednesday night in Hilo on a proposal to bring the Thirty Meter Telescope to the Big Island. Much of it was negative, in stark contrast to Tuesday night’s meeting… Read more »