Final arguments in the Haleakala telescope case are about to begin. 

The Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, representing Kilakila o Haleakala, will present its arguments on why the Board of Land and Natural Resources shouldn’t have granted the University of Hawaii’s Institute of Astronomy a conservation district use permit to build a 14-story solar telescope atop Haleakala on Maui. 

UH will rehash its case as to why the permit should be allowed to stand. An independent hearing officer, Lane Ishida, recommended to the board in July that the permit was appropriately granted.

It’s unlikely that the board will arrive at a final decision today.