A lawsuit filed by the administration of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer stopped water levels from being drained not too long before this week’s catastrophic flooding that has much of the city of Midland underwater.
Owners of the dam are blowing the whistle on the state’s Democrat leaders, noting that they were forced due to a lawsuit by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to maintain high water levels in Wixom Lake, which flooded the Midland area after a dam collapse. Nessel reportedly was worried about the affect draining the lake would have on the mussel population.
Boyce Hydro Power LLC released a statement explaining the situation after the administration attempted to throw them under the bus for the catastrophe that has displaced about 10,000 people in the mid-Michigan region.
Video of the dam failure can be seen here:
Boyce and the state were involved in dual lawsuits due to the water levels of Wixom Lake in April. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) wanted to keep water levels high to protect fresh water mussels that are considered an endangered species.
Boyce explicitly requested permission from the EGLE to lower the water levels “due to concern for the safety of its operators and the downstream community.” EGLE along with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources denied the request. Boyce lowered the water levels anyway in November “believing its safety concerns were paramount.” They filed a lawsuit against the state on April 29 in federal court in an attempt to lower the water levels further.
Nessel filed a counter-lawsuit against Boyce arguing to keep the water levels higher because it could cause the “death of thousands, if not millions, of freshwater mussels.” This pressure from the state regulators ultimately led to the water levels in Wixom Lake being elevated, Boyce has argued.
“Defendants wrongfully exerted dominion over the freshwater mussels and caused their death, which denies and is inconsistent with the State’s rights to them,” the Michigan Attorney General’s Office wrote in their May 1 lawsuit to keep water levels high.
“The state agencies clearly care more about mussels living in the impoundment than they do about the people living downstream of the dams,” said Lee Mueller, a part owner of Boyce Hydro LLC, which owns the Edenville Dam.
In typical fashion, EGLE is denying all culpability in their behavior to push for the water levels to be raised.
“There has been some misinformation about what transpired between Boyce and the state,” said EGLE spokesperson Nick Assendelft. “The narrative by Boyce that somehow when the state was handed regulatory authority we pivoted from concerns about the infrastructure to concerns about clams is neither accurate nor fair.”
“Boyce Hydro’s desire to save money did not outweigh the natural resource damage an extended, winter drawdown would cause,” Assendelft added.
However, EGLE inspected the dam and claimed it had “fair structural condition” shortly after the feds revoked its license considering the dam unfit to generate power.
“There were no observed deficiencies that would be expected to cause immediate failure of the dam,” the 2018 state report said about the dam.
Whitmer and Nessel will of course try to deflect blame, but it is clear that their actions led to this nightmare that could result in an environmental disaster as well with Dow Chemical being headquartered in Midland.
Anonymous Federal Informant Testifies Against ‘Boogaloo Boys’ Implicated in Whitmer Kidnapping Plot
The deep state is protecting this guy.
An anonymous federal informant recently gave testimony against several “Boogaloo Boys” accused of kidnapping Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer last year.
The deep state’s snitch, referred to only under the alias of “Dan” during the preliminary hearings, gave testimony against Pete Musico, 43; Joseph Morrison, 26; and Paul Bellar, 22. They are three of the 14 individuals implicated in a so-called kidnapping plot that appears to be in actuality little more than drunken bravado exploited by the feds to destroy lives and justify a further crackdown against the 1st Amendment.
“I was scrolling through Facebook one day, and they popped up as a suggestion post,” Dan said of the “Wolverine Watchmen” group he found on social media. “I clicked on the page, and it had a few questions to answer.”
The rat wore a wire and sought out law enforcement in order to demonize the patriots. It has been confirmed that at least one federal informant was paid thousands of dollars to set up the sting. It is unclear if Dan was in fact the individual tasked with setting up the supposed militia plotters.
Big League Politics has reported about the dubious circumstances surrounding this case since the arrest was announced as an October Surprise last year to demonize Trump and his supporters:
A constitutional Michigan sheriff recently made some controversial comments about the thwarted raid against Governor Gretchen Whitmer that was promulgated by a confidential informant getting paid thousands of dollars by the feds.
While the plot itself is incredibly dubious and has all the makings of another FBI scam, Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf believes that making a citizens arrest on Whitmer is justified considering the onslaught of intolerable acts she has inflicted upon her constituents.
Leaf said he had dealt with some of the militia members and that they had always been nice and respectful when he had seen them at events.
“I was shocked. I did not see this coming with those guys, but still, we can’t convict them in the news media here. They do have the right to a fair trial,” he said.
Leaf did not throw the militia members under the bus. He said he does not regret sharing a stage with two of them at an anti-Whitmer rally earlier in the year, and he understands their motives considering Whitmer’s heinous abuses of her authority.
“It’s just a charge,” Leaf explained. “And they say it’s a plot to kidnap. You got to remember that, are they trying to kidnap, because a lot of people are angry with the governor, and they want her arrested. So are they trying to arrest or was it a kidnap attempt?” Leaf asked.
“You can still in Michigan, if it’s a felony, you can make a felony arrest,” Leaf continued, citing Michigan state law to justify his point.
“And it doesn’t say if you’re in elected office that you’re exempt from that arrest. So, I have to look at it from that angle, and I’m hoping that’s more of what it is. As a matter of fact, these guys are innocent until proven guilty so I’m not even sure if they had any part of it,” he added.
Whitmer should be apprehended for the nursing home catastrophe she committed by housing COVID-19 patients next to the elderly and vulnerable. In time, it may prove that a warrant is issued for her arrest- no militias needed.
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