TMT official says Hawaii still preferred site, despite Spanish news report

In this July 24, 2009, file photo, the Gran Telescopio Canarias, one of the the world's largest telescopes, is seen at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain. (AP Photo/Carlos Moreno)

The Thirty Meter Telescope remains committed to building on Maunakea, contrary to reports published in a Canary Islands newspaper.