Within Bolenbaugh’s exposure of the debacle. A brief study of his YouTube page will prove without a doubt a massive cover-up on the part of Enbridge and the EPA… Yes, it is true that in times of great deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. Community involvement and backbone is key. We must not be intimidated by these global giants no matter how much money they throw at us or how much they threaten us. The fate of our world is much larger than the fate of what happens to us. Now is the only time that we can stand up against the destruction of our environment. This is a call to do your research, make up your mind, and choose to act in a manner that is the most beneficial to the health of the earth and your future generations. Author writing a book about the Enbridge Kalamazoo Tar Sand spill.
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“Hidden Hero’s” The whistle blowers, like Michigan’s own, John Bolenbaugh, are extraordinary men, because of the sacrifices they make. These men put themselves on the line for what they believe in [...] He has given us his career, his reputation, and his health, which may be the last thing that John has to give. He has spent his savings and has had his whole world turned upside down, in more ways than one. John was just another guy working on the pipelines when he was called on to protect this earth. His moral agony did not lead to his giving up on his moral agency [...]
Enbridge’s oil spill clean up plans challenged after Michigan oil spill video surfaces by Whistle Blower John Bolenbaugh. Which shows that Enbridge can’t be trusted to build the Northern gateway pipeline. https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2011/04/08-14
John, I live in Indiana I have been an environmental foreman for several pipelines. I am a working foreman not a pen pusher. I am currently looking to become an inspector somewhere. I recently checked out your works on YouTube and the internet , and I have to say “YOU THE MAN“!!!.. It is undeniable the scrutiny one can receive for doing whats right in this field, and for that you deserve a GOLD MEDAL. The damage that’s been done in Michigan is devastating to me and unacceptable. Its a shame that money is more important than the preservation of our environment. I wish you the best in this effort, and will tell people I know to check out your works. I’m nobody special but, thanks for what your doing there. Someday it will surely benefit everyone affected. By seeing your efforts, it makes me want to take my career more seriously than ever before. Best of luck to you.. Jeff M. Last name left out for his protection.
Chin up, buddy, you beat SET Environmental in court! Now your taking on Enbridge all by yourself. I am sure it feels like you’re David fighting Goliath. That is because you are. You do this because you are compelled to. Because your moral compass points in that direction. Because YOU CARE. Kenny from NJ radio and Occupy DC.
Thank you, John. No one does what you do, the way that you do. Your dedication is very admirable. You are a true American hero!!! NEISY Internet and radio brodacaster
John, thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to the people in Michigan, to earth and all creations, as well to my own children.The sacrifices you make and chances you take by exposing this evil will benefit all of our children. Indifference will be the destruction of our children’s future and good people like you willing to stand up and fight will always have the support, prayers, respect and love of my family and the Ojib we of Roseau River First Nation. Megwetch. Regina Southwind.
John you are more than a squeaky wheel to Enbridge. You are a Locomotive that just wont go away. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzPXx9Hbdsg Curtis E. Enbridge sub contractor / oil spill worker
Enbridge harasses you as a form of scare tactic. And you don’t scare easy. Your not going to stop. I take my hat off to you. I commend you because your giving 110%. There are very few that would have gone as far as you have. The Death threats that you receive are wrong, but that’s to be expected when your costing large corporations lots of money. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF69GnH8rTQ Jim R. Environmental Inspector and Enbridge sub contractor
“ If we were ever asked we were told to say we are experts at under water submerged oil. (recovery) TRUTH IS WE DIDN’T HAVE A CLUE. There was a lot of cover up and lies… It was a lot more dangerous than People wanted to publisize… From our S.E.T supervisor in front of our entire crew “Per Enbridge orders, Enbridge doesn’t want anyone talking to the EPA if they do you will be gone”. John got fired for talking to the EPA. I am fighting back tears, you have no idea how upsetting this is. People are sick and dying over this stuff… Whats going to happen to me 10 to 15 years down the road? Enbridge was more worried about the P.R… You have to have a conscious, what is a human life worth, what is the towns safety worth… The workers were putting there lives on the line for Public relations… We were told to not wear our gas mask which is the most important part of our safety equipment. I don’t think you have to be a chemist to know there is something wrong with this situation… We were told by Enbridge on site contracted managment (Jason Buford) to throw grass over the oil. To be honest if John wouldn’t have made all the stink he made you guys would have been gone a long time ago after the first season and would have only done the minimum… Enbridge was forced to come back because of John. Maybe Enbridge had the EPA in their pockets because they were closing down areas and we were still getting oil up. It was rediculous, it wasn’t done! I am only here because I am being forced to testifiy and I have to tell the truth. I don’t personally like John even though he tried to be extra nice to me. He just rubbed me the wrong way because he was rocking the boat and I didn’t want to lose my job… John dug into this deeper, what John did was the right thing. I think this world needs more John Bolenbaughs in it, because I Kevin Jacobs obviously didn’t step up. ” Depositions September 9, 2014 for the November 25th trial against Enbridge. Several workers and a supervisor have now backed these statements up. The truth will come out at trial.
“ I was a DK security guard for the Enbridge oil spill. And Enbridge contractors told me horrible things about John that I later found out was very untrue. I also told Enbridge sub contractors to stop running up to john as john was video taping from public property. And I told the workers to go back to work and leave John alone. I then started helping john and I snuck him Enbridge documents that had johns picture and licence plate on them. I now know from experience John is a man of intergrity and Honor. John has spent countless hours exposing Enbridge corruption. His detication to his community, to the State of Michigan and to this Nation is proof of his selfless service. John is a true red blooded American hero that loves his country and the people in it. John would do anything and everything for his fellow man. ” Garret Murry testified under oath against Enbridge September 9, 2014.
“ John is very nessesary, in order for things to progress and get to where we need them to get. Some times it takes a person like John. To do exactly what people like Dr. Martin L. King did. To be Bold enough and confident enough to do the the right thing to make a difference in the lives of people. The things John has done, is now getting the results we are looking for to correct the wrong. One thing I loved about John was that he wasn’t getting paid to do this. Its something he deeply and passionately believed in. There are many of us county and local official that stand by John. I am confident that I am standing next to the right guy, because John did what was right. ” County Commissioner Todd also testified September 9, 2014
What he has captured on video is undeniable. [...]
Ted Genoways, six-time National Magazine Award winner, reporter onearth.org
Almost every day since, video camera in hand, he has documented[...] local people whose lives, health, and property have been damaged[...] For the people of Marshall, Michigan, John Bolenbaugh may be the best chance they’ve got to hold a multinational corporation accountable for its ineptitude and arrogant disregard of their welfare. Scott Dodd is a Professor at Columbia University and Editor at onearth.org.
“John Bolenbaugh, Tough times never last but tough people do. And you are as tough as they come. Many times in your life you have been knocked down. And ever single time I have seen you get back up and fight even harder to correct your past mistakes and the mistakes of others. In 25 years I have never seen or heard of you backing down from a bully. Weather it was to protect yourself, a victim of bulling or to protect your community against corporate injusteses. I am proud of the man you have become. I was always proud to call you my student and now my friend.” John M., United States Olympian, Teacher and Coach