Flint drinking water crisis

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 […]
March 8, 2016

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul for a Glass of Water – Everyone Loses

Flint’s other water crisis: Money A municipal cash crunch has long burdened the city’s residents and laid the groundwork for its lead crisis. By ANNIE SNIDER 03/07/16 05:43 PM EST Updated 03/07/16 08:56 PM EST Re-posted from Politico FLINT, Mich. — Even before lead began pouring from the spigots in this hollowed-out former General Motors […]
March 6, 2016

Virginia Tech Professor Discusses Flint Water Crisis on C-SPAN

Professor Marc Edwards, who brought attention to the Flint water crisis, sheds more light here on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, March 1, 2016.  The Professor, an environmental and water resource engineer by training, reserves his harshest criticism for State environmental bureaucrats who, according to Edwards, tried to cover over how bad the situation really was. http://
February 19, 2016

Congress Moves Quickly to Address Failures in Flint Michigan Water Crisis

The House or Representatives has passed with overwhelming support, 416-2, a Bill to amend the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.  The text of HR 4470, titled the Safe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act, can be found here.  The bill, if enacted, would require States to immediately notify the public if lead levels in […]