Michigan governor to testify on Flint water crisis

Michigan governor to testify on Flint water crisis

By Nick Salazar   
A Flint, Mi., resident tests his home water with kits from state government. Photo/Twitter Governor Rick Snyder ‏@onetoughnerd

(Talk Media News) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) will testify in front of the House Oversight Committee along with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Mich.

Snyder has come under fire after news broke that drinking water in Flint is dangerously unsafe, and that the local government and the state knew of the dangers and failed to alert the public.

Meanwhile, dialogue continues within the state on how to fund new infrastructure to avoid and remove the dangerous amounts of lead in the water itself.

For its part, the EPA has said repeatedly said it warned local officials about the dangers, but has been criticized for not doing enough.

In a statement, Snyder said that he was “hopeful the federal government also will use this as an opportunity to examine health and safety protections in place, assess infrastructure needs, and avoid this type of crisis in the future.”

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