EPA Chief and Michigan Governor on the Hot Seat Over Flint Michigan

EPA Chief and Michigan Governor on the Hot Seat Over Flint Michigan

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Today, Governor Snyder and EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, appeared before the House Oversight committee on events that unfolded in Flint Michigan that contributed to the city’s water crisis. ¬†Needless to say, finger pointing and recriminations ruled the day.

I had the opportunity this week to present to members of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) the following presentation titled, The Failure of Cooperative Federalism in Flint Michigan: Implications for EPA Oversight. ¬†Unfortunately, the EPA Administrator’s failure to accept the agency’s share of responsibility for creating the crisis in Flint, and the grand-standing by members of Congress, will only serve to impede the nation’s ability to fix our big water problems.

 

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