[Note: the resolution proposal sent to Governor Ige on 7-30-15 may be viewed here.]
Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: Early this morning [9-9-15], enforcement officers from the Department of Land and Natural Resources arrested eight people on Mauna a Wakea. Those arrested were present on the Mountain as part of the 24 hour vigil being conducted by the Protectors of the Mountain.
The King perceives those arrests as an attempt to provoke a confrontation between the King’s Marshals and State of Hawaii law enforcement.
The King also perceives the August 27 oral argument before the Hawaii Supreme Court as indicating quite clearly that the Court is going to find that the process by which the Board of Land and Natural Resources granted the TMT permit violated the constitutional rights of those opposed to the permit. The Protectors of the Mountain have won, so the Governor and his co-conspirators are trying to foment unrest to misdirect public attention from the failures of leadership producing the TMT fiasco.
The King sent the attached letter to the Governor today.
The oral argument referred to is available on the web at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUowYnnuu_A