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Sat May 23, 2020, 12:33 PM

Mich. AG Sued to RAISE Lake Level Ahead of Dam Breakto Protect Mussels

https://pjmedia.com/columns/david-forsmark/2020/05/22/ignoring-warnings-mich-ag-sued-to-raise-lake-level-ahead-of-dam-break-to-protect-mussels-n418055
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In her ongoing audition to be Joe Biden’s veep pick, Michigan Governess Gretchen Whitmer all but convicted a private dam owner for the disastrous floods that struck the middle of the state last Wednesday.

However, it wasn’t the dam company that was trying to save a few clams—it was Whitmer’s radical attorney general, Dana Nessel.

Nessel was suing the dam company to raise the lake level three feet in order to save mussels—both endangered and common—and in their response, the dam company cited safety as a reason for not doing so.

But to Dana Nessel, who is also suing to keep Michigan’s chilly Upper Peninsula from having a reliable source of propane, citing an imaginary concern over a pipeline across the Straits of Mackinac, people come second. A distant second.

For decades, federal regulators demanded changes to the design of the Edenville Dam to make it more likely to withstand heavy rains and avoid flooding.

So when Michigan regulators assumed oversight of the dam in late 2018 after its owners lost their federal license to generate energy, they took action.

To protect mussels.

Three weeks before the 96-year-old dam failed this week amid heavy rains and caused the worst flood in Midland history, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel sued its owner, alleging it illegally lowered Wixom Lake in 2018 and 2019, killing “thousands if not millions, of freshwater mussels.”

“Defendants wrongfully exerted dominion over the freshwater mussels and caused their death which denies and is inconsistent with the state’s right to them,” state lawyers wrote in an April lawsuit.
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This is democrat rule, unwilling to fix a dam, and deliberately forcing an unsafe dam to raise the levels.
How many mussels will die now that there is NO dam?

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 01:29 PM

1. OH NO , what will the mussels do now with no dam?

The AG should be out saving as many mussels as they can STAT!

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Sun May 24, 2020, 12:57 PM

2. I hope more people here READ this post than who

have posted a response! Michigan flooding is a BIG story. And the reasons for it.

Here’s my take, it’s purely personal. Hell yes, we should do everything we can to preserve endangered creatures, even humans. BUT ffs, think first!!!!

This was, IMO, criminally negligent. Look at all that damage and loss and heartbreak. And there was/is nothing else that could have been done but to let the water rise in an already comprised dam???

Yep, the inmates ARE running the asylum. Look at the California wild fires. PG&E were guilty of malfeasance (or worse) for damn sure. But there’s more to the story:

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The significance of Brown’s veto of SB 1463 (Moorlach), which passed unanimously in 2016 following the Butte fires, was called into question by the Governor's office in response to the oped. The bill required updating of fire safety maps that PG&E has been stonewalling for almost a decade through the regulatory process. Those maps determine whether utilities like PG&E have to mitigate risk of fires by clearing brush near overhead utility lines.

Reporting by the Bay Area News group Sunday also shows just how significant that veto was. The newspaper group reported that since the 2007 San Diego wildfires PG&E has stalled the creation of new fire maps in the Public Utilities Commission process. SB 1463 would have required completion of the maps and process, including input from local communities about their contours. This bill was neither insignificant nor small.

Why would a governor veto unanimous legislation that was unopposed? That’s between Brown and his priest. However, having watched the statehouse for nearly three decades, I can say it’s no stretch that PG&E, which was too embarrassed to openly oppose the bill, whispered in the ear of the Administration. The fact that former PG&E executives were Brown’s top aides made that whisper very probable.

https://www.consumerwatchdog.org/energy/gov-browns-culpability-spreading-wildfires

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THIS is why we can’t fix anything. One side openly opposes everything we need, the other sneakily undermines our needs while flashing their SJW creds.

We need a Third Party.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:01 PM

3. Mussel Lives Matter!

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Sun May 24, 2020, 01:04 PM

4. Michigan mussles between their ears?

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:53 PM

5. How does a man made dam become essential to a species survival?

What was the mussels’ situation before the dam? These mussels aren’t found elsewhere?

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