August 24, 2017 - Aerial Survey Completed

The aerial survey of the offshore Summerland oil field conducted by Planch Aerosystems and paid for by Manitou Fund, Minnesota was finished on August 24, 2017 and provided powerful pictures of oil leaking from specific underwater sources. The study came just in time as SB 44 was going through the long, arduous path of house and senate subcommittees for approval. When SB 44 was stuck in the "Suspense File" process, where multi-million dollar bills are heavily scrutinized, the Planck study arrived to show that SB 44 funds would be specifically and well used.