|Swans photo by Sharon Natzel|
- by Arthur Howe
2015 was a significant year for our northern Minnesota lakes region. Legal issues regarding the Sandpiper oil pipeline were taken all the way to the Minnesota Supreme Court and on December 15th the court refused to hear the Enbridge and Public Utilities Commission petitions. This means that the prior decision of the Minnesota Court of Appeals stands and that a full environmental impact statement needs to be prepared ahead of a PUC Certificate of Need decision. The nearly $14,000 contributed by 82 Long Lake families helped pay for the legal costs incurred by Friends of the Headwaters in presenting to the Appeals Court.
We continue to enjoy the lake, as do the swans and other migrating waterfowl.
To Every Heart--Gratitude, Joy, Light, and Peace from the Long Lake Area Association!