The state land board has put more restrictions on what the University of Hawaii can and can’t do atop Haleakala before a permit issue for a controversial $300 million telescope is resolved.

A Native Hawaiian group has contested the permit.

On Tuesday, the Board of Land and Natural Resources put out a minute order [pdf] limiting construction to removal of a certain cite and other unused facilities. 

Environment Hawaii reports:

The board added that any construction done before the conclusion of the contested case ‘is done at UHIfA’s sole risk and discretion and … shall not be a basis for a later assertion of vested rights or exclusive privilege.’

Read Civil Beat’s ongoing coverage of the issue: 

– Solar Telescope Construction May Begin Despite Permit Challenge

– Haleakala Telescope Opponents Sue To Stop Construction