Controversy Over Construction of New Telescope

There’s apparently now a great deal of controversy over the proposed construction of a new telescope atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii. While the project was approved several years ago, some Native Hawaiian are attempting to stop construction and so far have been successful in delaying things. The Times is calling on the governor to step in to try to resolve the controversy rather than leave things where they are now – with the governor not really making any meaningful statement while the project is stuck in some sort of limbo where it is approved but can’t be built.