"Michigan Pushes To Have Nation's Toughest Lead Water Rules"

"After the Flint crisis, GOP Gov. Snyder wants to adopt stricter rules regarding lead in water. He's pushing state regulators to change the federal rule because Republican state lawmakers won't do it.

After the water crisis in Flint, Mich., it looks like public pressure may be leading to some changes. Tougher regulations might be coming, although state officials are also still pointing the finger at the federal government and one environmental rule specifically. Here's Michigan Radio's Lindsey Smith.

Two years ago, when news broke about the Flint water crisis, lots of people wondered if Michigan's governor would resign. That's because emails showed Rick Snyder's top aides had concerns about Flint's water long before pediatricians and scientists proved there was a huge problem. But Snyder is still governor. And he's working to shift some of the blame to the federal Lead and Copper Rule. He's always calling it dumb and dangerous. Last year, Snyder begged Congress to fix it."

Lindsey Smith reports for NPR/Michigan Radio November 13, 2017.

Source: NPR, 11/14/2017