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.
Republican TRAITOR Who Certified Dubious Vote in Michigan is Top Lawyer for Michigan House Speaker
These “conservative” Benedict Arnolds are complicit in the steal.
Earlier this week, Big League Politics reported on the cowardly Republicans on the state board of canvassers who signed off on a dubious vote even after dozens of conservative whistleblowers have come forth detailing a third-world gangster vote steal operation that occurred in the city of Detroit.
One Republican on the state board of canvassers, Norm Shinkle abstained from the vote, being too weak to actually oppose electoral impropriety. The other Republican on the state board of canvassers, Aaron Van Langevelde, actually voted with the Democrats to certify election results marred with improprieties and abnormalities.
“We have a clear legal duty to certify the results of the election, as shown by the returns that were given to us,” Van Langevelde said. “We cannot and should not go beyond that. As John Adams once said, ‘We are a government of laws, not men.’”
“This board needs to adhere to that principle and do its part to uphold the rule of law here today. This board must uphold the law and comply with our legal duty to certify this election,” he added.
Van Langevelde received a great deal of support from the liberal media. He also received the backing of the House Republican leadership in the state, who will keep him employed in his cushy role with the party for going along with the façade.
“Aaron has been a very valued member of this team and will continue to be next session,” said Republican Speaker-elect Jason Wentworth of Farwell.
Republican House Speaker Lee Chatfield of Clarklake praised Van Langevelde’s betrayal as a great example of “America at work.”
“As we have been saying consistently for weeks, the Legislature will uphold the law and respect this result as it works to improve the process for next time,” Chatfield said.
Van Langevelde works as a policy adviser and deputy legal counsel for the Michigan House Republican Policy Office. He was effectively carrying out policy from his GOP establishment masters when he joined Democrats to betray his oath of office earlier this week.
Big League Politics has reported extensively on the reign of terror being instituted against whistleblowers in the state of Michigan:
Michigan attorney general Dana Nessel has issued an ominous threat to whistleblowers against electoral fraud in her state: Shut up, or potentially be prosecuted.
She responded to former state senator Patrick Colbeck’s whistleblower testimony. Colbeck was on the floor as tens of thousands of mystery ballots were delivered to the absentee voter counting board in Detroit on election night.
Nessel made the comment that whistleblowers may be prosecuted for a crime if they come forward to authorities. Colbeck has not gone to Nessel, who has threatened to prosecute Republican leaders who refuse to certify the fraudulent vote before an investigation, with his first-hand testimony.
“I can confirm that Patrick Colbeck has never made a complaint of election fraud to the Michigan Dept of Attorney General. If he had, we would have fully investigated said claim,” she wrote in tweet.
“Colbeck’s assertions aside, intentionally making a false claim of criminal activity to law enforcement is itself a crime. It’s been my experience that is often the reason certain reports are not made,” she added.
However, Colbeck has signed a sworn affidavit under the penalty of perjury attesting to rule-breaking and other forms of fraud committed by inner-city riggers in Detroit on election night. The fake news media, Democrat Party hacks, liberal activist judges, and other establishment co-conspirators have attempted to dismiss sworn affidavits in order to excuse the immense corruption that happened during the vote.
Colbeck is one of the hundreds of whistleblowers who are being ignored in the psychotic rush to coronate Biden as president following third-world style election mayhem.
It is clear that Republican leadership is in on this color revolution coup to destroy the Bill of Rights and Constitution. They should be punished accordingly.
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