Everyone wants to live in a clean environment that is free of pollution and excessive degradation. It’s normal to want to live beside pristine forests and seas, and not have to worry about being poisoned by contaminants in the air, soil, and water. As humans we don’t always succeed in making our world clean, but it’s worth striving for.
Where problems arise in this effort, is when environmentalism forgets its priorities. Hardcore environmentalists have a habit valuing the natural world more than the humans who inhabit it. In some cases they promote ideas that are downright anti-human, like population control. They honestly don’t seem to think that it’s possible to support humanity and the environment at the same time. One must always thrive at the expense of the other.
And that attitude produces outrageous results when its adopted by the government. When the government decides that your life and property aren’t as important as the environment that surrounds it, look out. There’s a good chance that you’re going to lose everything.
That’s what a family in near Lake Michigan learned recently, when they tried to remove sand from an 80ft dune that threatens to destroy their house.
The Department of Environmental Quality has ordered the Dressler family to stop the use of trucks to move sand away from the dune as it creeps closer to their cottage in Silver Lake, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The state says that the sand in question is designated as a critical dune, thus requiring special permits to remove.
‘They’re killing us,’ said David Dressler, 58, the property owner who has been denied permission to remove the sand.
‘I’m so pissed off right now, I’m beyond words.’
And this isn’t the first time that a home has been threatened by the sand dunes in that area. The Dressler family owned a second home that was enveloped by a sand dune earlier this year. So it’s no surprise that the Dresslers believe that the state of Michigan is violating their property rights by refusing to let them protect their home.
‘It’s absolutely pathetic that they can take my rights away from me,’ Dressler said.
‘That has got to be against the law.’
Dressler and her husband said they were able to push back smaller and less active sand dunes near their cottages for about 20 years. But the last two years have been different.
Experts believe that the prevailing wind direction has changed in the past two years, driving the sand dunes towards the direction of the homes.
Wind direction, the amount of sand available and the absence of vegetation all contribute to the movement of the sand dunes, said Alan Arbogast, a professor and chairman of Michigan State University’s Geography Department.
The future of the Dressler’s property looks bleak. The state claims that they can ask for a special permit to remove the sand, but it’s likely that they won’t be allowed to remove much of it. The sands are protected and have been given a “critical status” by the government.
And that’s why the Michigan state government is willing to let this valuable home be destroyed. Because apparently, a giant pile of sand is critical to the environment, and is more important than the humans who live near it.
If I was Dressler, I would simply disregard those bureaucrats and keep removing as much of that sand as possible. All I would care about is saving the home if at all possible. F#$% those govt. employees. They don’t care about the public anyway.
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IT MEANS THEY WILL BRAINWASH YOUR CHILDREN AT A SLIGHTLY SLOWER RATE
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THERE IS A FUCKING STATUE OF LENIN IN SEATTLE
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I would just dump quick create on it and wait for rain. That way it never moves
It’s absolutely pathetic that they can take my rights away from me
These people were fools to think they had rights in the first place.
I grew up on lake Michigan. Lived on the sand dunes and in the water. I remember when Manley Sand Company mined dozens of sand dunes for the concrete block manufacturing company down the road.
Nothing better for making concrete blocks than Lake Michigan sand. One of the really big dunes and my favorite to play on, swallowed a kid a few years ago.
Who knew ??? 🙂
DK, I grew up in Michigan also but on the Lake Huron side. Still have family up there.
I visited the dunes way back when and recall being told stories of them consuming all sorts of things as they moved with the wind.
The dunes are fun to visit and ride dune buggies over–or is that still allowed. State gov there seems to be very strange these days.
Im very familiar with this area , and that dune .
Its a state park , these dunes have been swallowing up cottages (which is beside a lake) for decades.
Its like buying a home in a subdivision , you know the rules when you buy a house there , these folks knew the risk as they are real estate investors .
And honestly , there really isnt anyway to stop this dune , its just too big .
Hmmm….,was that guy would think the mich epa my enemy,would keep in mind as times get interesting.
The only reason to have a government is to protect private property. Once a government fails to do that it needs to be destroyed. This government not only fails to protect but doesn’t recognize anything as private.
Anticommie, when that happens it’s time disregard such govt.
This situation reminds of George Carlin, who told the story about the family in Hawaii that built their house in front of an active volcano and now wonders why they have lava in the living room.
As soon as it threatens Learjet leftist Michael Moore’s $5.2 mm home nearby at Torch Lake – see http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2015/08/michael_moores_former_northern.html – they will change the laws.
Do these Dresslers have no imagination.
Bag the sand, dudes. Then when it is nicely contained on the beach, approach the head ass-in-charge with a proposition. If he allows you to sell the sand bags, you’ll split the profits with him.
Chances are he’ll want the whole thing to himself and he’ll send trucks over to steal your sand.
Just gotta do The Great Escape dirt idea in reverse. The Dresslers just have to fill up their escape tunnels.
I’m wondering why stupid people build on or around sand dunes anyway. It’s like building a house next to a hog farm and then complaining about the smell. I’ve seen that happen. Or even better, in a town I used to live in, some fools from up north moved into an old house that they wanted to restore. Then they complained because the train going by in the street right in front of the house was shaking it. It’s not like the railroad came after they bought the house, as the railroad was put there before the Civil War.
you live where you can afford.
WHICH civil war?……..there’s TWO of ’em NOW.
BUT…. it is ALWAYS someone elses fault and you are ALWAYS the victim.
Ain’t it like the EPA to create a dune crossing and give the dune the right of way for the next fifty years. Dudes just gonna have to wait for the big black dune to cross the street. I mean we’ve all been there.
Your comment reminds me of back when there was a Federal pen down the road from me a few miles. Developers came in and built pretty new homes right next the fence line of the jail. Then people complained about occasionally having bullets fired into their yard.
Hells Bells. Why don’t they start a CAT day care.
Rent a loader and dump truck and dump it on EPA doorstep .
I see civil and revolutionary war on the horizon. We are not every going to gain back control as a people. Like I tell my woman, bad things will come our way..
That is Michigan, this is Texas, and we don’t have bullshit like that going on down here. I head recently from source that Americans are abandoning properties by the shit load on California, and that they are not defauting on mortgages, they are simply packing up and leaving the state and that over 150 homes were abandoned in the last 2 months. A lot of the people are high income people and career people, a lot of them are moving the business operations here. It seems according to the source that this just started to happen by the hundreds in the last 3 or more months. They simply pull the plug on the mortgage, pack up and leave the state.
One thing is missing in comparison to the American Civil War:
There is no honor in these protests, rallies or riots. There is a lot of disregard of the law, open defiance by both the states and the people, but no honor. In the Civil War, the states seceded then began hostilities. Noe the states are just blatantly disregarding the law with no recourse. Just look at sanctuary cities and sanctuary states or the marijuana problem as an example.
good to see you back.
There doing it in Illinois also. If my wife would agree on a property in Tennessee I would be gone.
Should be They are not there.
I, too, am desperately trying to get out of the People’s Socialist Thugocracy of IL. too, Sarge. Wife dragging her heels. Very frustrating. Also have family obligations that lazy retired siblings are too lazy to help with… y’know, gotta take regular vacations from the early retirement and all that jazz…
Michigan Environmental Agency Won’t Let Family Protect Their Home From 80ft Sand Dune
Seems to me the State of Michigan should be trying to protect this family from themselves. Building a house near active dunes tells me their IQ is below room temperature. “The foolish man built his house upon the sand, the foolish man built his house upon the sand…”
If the state is not allowing them to remove the state’s encroaching sand from their own property, it is a taking. If they built their house on land leased from the state, they are screwed. Seems like a good real estate/property lawyer could make the case that if the state won’t allow them to maintain their own property, the state should pay them the fair market value (without sand) and let nature take its course on the state’s nickel.
Everyone that lives up there or ever travels to LEARN about those MOVING dunes
Knows this was inevitable
Quitcherbitchin and suck it up buttercup
The State is also a joke always pushing their perceived authority
Let me clue those people with cottages by the dunes
Yer gonna lose no matter how hard you try
Mother Nature always wins
The Dressler family should convert part of their house to a combination animal rescue shelter / abortion clinic and watch how quickly the Government acts to prevent the sand dune from threating the property.
Retirement home for old bureaucrats.
“Wind direction, the amount of sand available and the absence of vegetation all contribute to the movement of the sand dunes”
buy grass seed & add water use nature against itself & the state
Dunes move because of wind. Construct a giant sign to block the wind or at least make the wind veer slightly. Then paint something critical of Trump or Confederates on it – the EPA won’t make you remove it!
The really odd thing about this situation is that not 500 yards from the ‘critical’ dunes that are wiping out this house is the state run off road vehicle park where you can go out with your jeep and tear up not some ‘non-critical’ dunes all day long.
Hey Buttcrackofdoom, SHTF will commense soon. What a great name for a handle in such a perilous time. Sarge on the people what are moving, its real. People come here all the time telling me that I have wrong info, and now this type of stuff is happening all over the country. I am back for certain, had to take some time off to concentrate on work since business dried up and when this type of stuff happens, I have to bust ass even harder to make ends meet. Business in Houston is really slow right not for everyone. Lucky me I get it done.
The buttcrackofdoom is upon us.
I want some free sand to fill my sandbags. Maybe you can load some trucks and come to North Texas.
Such a shame that a small plant doesn’t find itself in between their house and the dune. You know, IF that plant happen to be on some endangered species list… ‘Ol State of Mich. would spend itself bankrupt trying to save that one little plant. I bet they’d be hauling that sand away day and night….. Just say’n.