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"PR Firm No Longer Representing Michigan On Flint Water Disaster"

"A controversial public relations contract between the global firm Mercury and the state of Michigan has ended, The Hill has learned. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) came under fire for hiring the high-powered firm to help deal with the fallout from the water contamination crisis in Flint, Mich."

Source: The Hill, 03/25/2016

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


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