Jim Albertini’s testimony in opposition to DLNR “Emergency Rules” for Mauna Kea

Aloha kakou,
I hereby submit testimony on Item C.2 on the BLNR agenda, for the July 10th meeting on behalf of our organization –Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action.

Our organization is strongly opposed to any so called “emergency” rules for Mauna Kea.  The proposed emergency rules are a blatant false claim of “imminent peril…” purposely designed to squelch peaceful protest of TMT, citizens first amendment rights, and Hawaiian traditional and customary rights guaranteed under the Hawaii State constitution Art. 12, sec. 7.  Those who have proposed such rules should be publicly reprimanded if not prosecuted for intent to violate civil rights.   Instead of these repressive rules, reopen the Mauna Kea Visitors center and restore water and rest rooms for residents and visitors alike.
Shame on Governor David Ige, the BLNR,  attorney General Douglass Chin, and Office of Mauna Kea Management for being a party to such disregard for human decency by denying water and bathroom facilities and proposing emergency rules as a political tool to stifle those wanting to protect Mauna Kea from further desecration.

Ku Kia’i Mauna!  Kapu Aloha!

Jim Albertini