Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

Task Force Slams Flint Crisis, Demands Review Of Emergency Manager Law

"FLINT, Mich. — A task force appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder issued a hard-hitting report on the Flint drinking water public health crisis, slamming the catastrophe as a story of "government failure, intransigence, unpreparedness, delay, inaction and environmental injustice."

Source: Detroit Free Press, 03/24/2016

"House Panel Denounces E.P.A. Actions in Flint Crisis"

"Members of a congressional oversight committee excoriated a former Environmental Protection Agency official on Tuesday for not responding more forcefully when she learned last year that Flint, Mich., was not adding a chemical to its new water supply that would have prevented the city’s pipes from corroding and leaching lead."

Source: NY Times, 03/16/2016

"Kasich Bashes Clean Energy And Climate Action At Ohio Town Hall"

"At a town hall event in Ohio’s manufacturing hub on Sunday, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich criticized Secretary of State John Kerry for traveling to Paris to fight climate change, and said clean energy was too expensive for the region."

Source: Climate Progress, 03/15/2016

EPA Chief To Testify Before Congressional Panel On Flint's Water Crisis

Renee Montagne interviews Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, about EPA's role in the Flint water crisis. McCarthy says Michigan's slow-walking response to the problem made it hard for EPA to intervene. McCarthy is one of several key witnesses to testify this week before the House Oversight Committee. Resigned Regional Administrator Susan Hedman will testify today.

Renee Montagne reports for NPR March 15, 2016.

Source: NPR, 03/15/2016

"Flint Water E-Mails Written To Stay Secret"

As the Flint water crisis was being discovered, Michigan environmental officials tried to manipulate exemptions in the state's freedom of information law to keep secret emails that should have been subject to disclosure.

Source: Detroit Free Press, 03/15/2016

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