Promises have been made that construction at the TMT site on Mauna Kea is not imminent but the heavy equipment remains there. The people who are proposing the TMT claim they have the best interests of Mauna Kea at heart, they respect the Hawaiian Culture, and they approach their mission with integrity yet these machines are still there to demonstrate that none of this is true. The machinery is degrading in a harsh environment, their presence in the summit region while no construction is happening shows a lack of respect for both the local opposition and proper maintenance procedures. For the sake of the Mauna and to show a degree of integrity please remove these idle machines as soon as possible
Mauna Kea is important to many people but it's environment is fragile and harsh so it is not the appropriate place to do maintenance on heavy equipment.