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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