Petition: Stop TMT Construction and Arrests of Mauna Kea Protectors

Petition for Governor David Ige Stop TMT Construction and Arrests of Mauna Kea Protectors

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Aloha Governor Ige,

We, the undersigned, are in support of the letter submitted to you by the Mauna Kea Hui dated April 1, 2015. We accordingly urge you to do the following:

• Immediately halt all TMT-related construction on Mauna Kea.
• Immediately stop all arrests and other interference with those standing in protection of Mauna Kea.
• Upon thorough review of the facts presented to you, revoke the CDUA that was wrongfully issued to the TMT project, and protect Mauna Kea from further destructive development from here on.

We urge you to act in the spirit of ALOHA, in accordance with the laws of the State of Hawaiʻi and international standards protecting indigenous peoples, the environment, and Mother Earth, to take expedient action in this matter.

Truly respecting the host culture of this land means respecting the sacred places that that culture has held in reverence for millennia. Doing so lays a good foundation for genuine healing of the longstanding historic wrongs that continue to affect the well-being of everyone in Hawaiʻi. You have an opportunity to begin a great healing process right now, and to turn the future of Hawai'i toward one that is truly pono.

We urge you to take this opportunity, for all of Hawaiʻi and the world.

Please protect Mauna Kea.