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E-M:/ Landowner wins legal battle with DEQ over 'taking' of dunes



Those millions of dollars spent to put in right-wing political supreme court judges paid off.
 
 
Sandblasted again.

That may be the feeling of state administrators responsible for protecting Michigan's fragile sand dunes after a Port Sheldon Township man won what could be a final, $1.7 million legal battle against the state.

The state Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to hear an appeal that might have overturned a 2004 financial award due Holland attorney William Heaphy for the state's "taking" of 150 feet of lakefront land.