This is quite BIG news. Although I do not know the next possible steps, I have been told by a couple of informants that this means the TMT corporation would have to start the full permit process over. However, this article notes:
“The court ordered the matter be remanded to state Circuit Court “so that a contested case hearing can be conducted before the board or a new hearing officer, or for other proceedings consistent with this opinion.””
I’m not completely sure what this means, but for now, it looks like a major step forward in the opposition of the TMT on Mauna Kea. Here’s one more highlight from this article.
“In a concurring opinion, state Supreme Court Justice Richard Pollack wrote that “the board failed to conduct a contested case hearing before deciding the merits of UH’s application and summarily granted the requested permit without duly accounting for the…
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