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Guyette: Continued Probes Crucial In the Wake of Flint Water Testimony

Guyette: Continued Probes Crucial In the Wake of Flint Water Testimony

2016-03-21 00:00:00

WASHINGTON—There was much partisan heat generated, but very little light shed, when Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. EPA administrator Gina McCarthy appeared recently before a congressional committee to answer questions about their roles in the Flint water crisis.

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee vigorously hammered Snyder and Republicans skewered McCarthy last week as both heard calls for their resignations because a city of 100,000 people had its water supply contaminated with lead while under their watch.

Democracy Watch: Gov. Snyder Tainted by Flint Water Crisis

Democracy Watch: Gov. Snyder Tainted by Flint Water Crisis

2016-01-11 00:00:00

The Flint water saga has taken some wild twists in the past few weeks.

Here’s a quick recap: On Dec. 29, 2015 – a day cynics would say was chosen to generate the least amount of coverage possible during the holiday lull – the Flint Water Advisory Task Force appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder issued a scathing critique of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ).  In part, task force members reported that:

Revised EPA Memo Raises Troubling Questions Amid Flint Water Crisis

Revised EPA Memo Raises Troubling Questions Amid Flint Water Crisis

2015-11-11 00:00:00

The ongoing Flint water crisis generated headlines last week when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report warning that road work or hydrant flushing could shake loose toxic lead particles from rusted pipes and that residents needed to be notified about such work in order to protect themselves.

But what is not included in the EPA report is at least as significant as—and perhaps even more worrisome than—what the report does contain.

Flint Water and the No-Blame Game

Flint Water and the No-Blame Game

2015-10-15 00:00:00

In last week’s press conference announcing that the city of Flint would finally be allowed to return to Detroit’s water system, Gov. Rick Snyder made it a point to note that placing blame for the lead poisoning of children is not something he intends to do.

He wants to address the current problem, learn what can be done better in the future, and move forward.

Call it the “no-blame” game.

The governor’s spokesperson, Sara Wurfel, is playing it as hard as anyone right now. 

The Culprits in Flint's Water Scandal Need to Be Held Accountable

The Culprits in Flint's Water Scandal Need to Be Held Accountable

2015-10-09 00:00:00

When Gov. Rick Snyder and a clutch of other officials stood shoulder-to-shoulder in Flint on Thursday to announce that the city would soon be returning to the Detroit system for its drinking water, a few important points were either glossed over or missed completely.

The first and most important is this: This decision to abandon using the Flint River did not come about because of what the Gov. Snyder likes to refer to as his “relentless positive action” approach to governance.

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