"Emails: Flint Water Warnings Reached Gov's Inner Circle"

"LANSING — Two top advisers to Gov. Rick Snyder urged switching Flint back to Detroit’s water system in October 2014 after General Motors Co. said the city’s heavily chlorinated river water was rusting engine parts, according to governor’s office emails examined by The Detroit News.

Valerie Brader, then Snyder’s environmental policy adviser, requested that the governor’s office ask Flint’s emergency manager to return to Detroit’s system on Oct. 14, 2014, three weeks before Snyder’s re-election.

Mike Gadola, then the governor’s chief legal counsel, agreed Flint should be switched back to Detroit water nearly a year before state officials relented to public pressure and independent research showing elevated levels of lead in the water and bloodstreams of Flint residents."

Chad Livengood reports for the Detroit News February 26, 2016.


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"Snyder Set To Testify To Congress On Flint" (Detroit News)

"A Year Ago, Snyder Aide Wanted Bottled Water For Flint" (Detroit Free Press)

Source: Deseret News, 02/26/2016