Gina McCarthy

March 17, 2016

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

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 […]
March 15, 2016

EPA Chief Blasts Michigan DEQ as Failed Co-Regulator in Flint Water Crisis

This week, EPA Chief, Gina McCarthy, who will testify before the House Oversight committee on Thursday, made a preemptive strike, blasting the state of Michigan as a failed state environment partner in Flint.  The WashPo op-ed titled “Michigan evaded the EPA on Flint. We can’t let that happen elsewhere” goes like this. This week, I […]
February 29, 2016

U.S. EPA's New Policy in Response to Flint Michigan – When in Doubt, Elevate Critical Public Health Issues

Many who have followed the crisis and debacle in Flint, Michigan, recognize that part of the failure is being blamed on the U.S. EPA for acting too slowly.  As a former senior EPA water regulator, I am sympathetic to the argument that EPA should as a matter of good policy and governance be deferential to […]