Chamber Urges Governor to Resolve TMT Dispute and Move Project Forward

Aloha members,

Your Chamber continues to be an advocate for business and supports issues that help move our State and economy forward. This can mean taking positions on controversial issues, such as supporting astronomy on Maunakea. HICC was instrumental in bringing astronomy to the mountain more than 50 years ago and we continue our support.

While the concerns expressed by opponents of construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope are clear, we believe that this project will have a positive impact on the State of Hawaii for generations to come, not only for economic reasons, but for scientific and educational purposes as well.

The Chamber and many others in our community have become frustrated by the continued delays of this project and some of the tactics used by opponents. Because of that the Chamber has written to Governor David Ige strongly urging him to help resolve the matter and move this project forward.

The following letter was approved by the Board of Directors and was mailed to the Governor’s office on April 30, 2015.


Chuck Erskine
Board President

HICC- Letter to Governor Ige.pdf