President Barack Obama - Hawaii - A State Divided - A State in Crisis - A plea for Presidential Invervention
“When people are divided, the only solution is agreement.” John Hume, Civil Rights Campaigner, Recipient of the Noble Peace Prize 1998 Born: 18 January 1937, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Prize motivation: "for their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland" Role: Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party Field: Negotiation Source: The Noble Foundation
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - President Barack Obama - Hawaii - A State Divided - A State in Crisis - A plea for Presidential Invervention
Clifton M. Hasegawa
1044 Kilani Avenue 12
Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786-2243
Telephone: (808) 498-8408
Via United States Postal Service
June 30, 2015
The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States of America
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Re: Hawaii – A State Divided – A State in Crisis
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) – Mauna Kea, Big Island, Hawaii
The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) – Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii
Dear President Obama:
Your personal intervention to open the lines of communication between the
parties and to establish a collective forum to bring all involved parties to the table to
address and attempt a resolution of their differences and concerns is requested.
Heretofore, the one-way attempts to resolve differences and concerns, to move
forward construction of the TMT and DKIST have not involved all interested and
involved parties, henceforth have been temporary stop-gap measures, and have failed
to produce a mutual and collaborative agreement.
This crisis started with the TMT and now has migrated to involve the DKIST.
Clearly, the breadth and scope of the issues are larger and more complex that can be
effectively and efficiently handled by our current leadership.
Further, delays will exacerbate the situation, raise the level of frustration and
polarize the positions of the parties.
Hawaii is a special place. Hawaii is our birthplace and our home.
The voices have been direct and respectful. Both you and I would be greatly
saddened to have the situation elevate and escalate. The balance is fragile.
Your sensitivity to bring to resolve delicate and difficult situations can and will
avoid the crisis in Hawaii from erupting and becoming explosive.
Your personal intervention to restore order and provide the leadership to
effectuate and establish the vehicle to begin formal discussions between the parties is
sincerely and humbly requested.
Thank you very much
Clifton M. Hasegawa