Who’s at fault in Flint water crisis? Rick Snyder, EPA’s McCarthy clash

by Todd Spangler and Matthew Dolan, Detroit Free Press  |  published on March 17, 2016

WASHINGTON — The two top-most government officials linked to the Flint water crisis — Gov. Rick Snyder and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy — will go before a congressional committee Thursday and tell two vastly different stories about how high levels of lead were allowed to leach into homes.

Snyder will say that the contamination of Flint’s water supply was a failure of government at every level: local, state and federal.

McCarthy’s message will place the blame squarely on the state, criticizing decisions not only by state regulators but by Snyder’s hand-picked officials in Flint, saying if the EPA made any mistake it was having been “so trusting of the state for so long.”

“Looking back on Flint, from Day 1, the state provided our regional office with confusing, incomplete and incorrect information,” McCarthy said in prepared testimony released Wednesday night. “Their interactions with us were intransigent, misleading and contentious.”

  • DaRueStir

    EPA has ZERO credibility on any madder they stick their big dirty fingers in, they have been caught in one lie after another, engaged in blatant criminal conduct, falsified information and documents to suit their leftist agenda.

  • Richard Schwartz

    Reminder!! Dealing with lawyers. Debate then go home for the weekend. Here it comes NOT MY PROBLEM We voted for these PIGS

  • The Redhawk

    Apparently CHICAGO along with another 200 or so Cities have similar LEAD issues as Flint….Who are the PROGRESSIVE HYPOCRITES going to blame??? HECK not THE EPA I am sure!!!

  • Dave Batz

    Excuses and Lies. That’s what will be stated by anyone complicit in this travesty against humans. It has been in my thoughts that anyone who may be responsible for this should have to give up their yearly salaries as compensation, or as a fine, for allowing this to happen, and, before any taxpayers monies are allocated to fix it. Simply, taxpayers are not the ones at fault, but the ones who are should be held accountable first. If you’re not doing your job, for whatever reason, then you shouldn’t be compensated, just like the rest of us.

  • Webb

    Abolish The EPA…

    • The Redhawk

      AND put their TOP leaders in JAIL!!!

  • Varner Escobar

    It’s a shame! The people are the ones that suffer while no one is held accountable and no solution is provided. Smells like another planned disaster by this administration. Create a problem but blame the people that are suffering.

    • The Redhawk

      This Administration has been to BUSY working on Eliminating our RIGHTS to “WORRY” about the POISONING of the POOR and MINORITIES tat VOTED FOR THEM..

  • Richard Schwartz

    The one thing I have not heard is what is being done to help the people beside giving them bottled water? Haven’t heard what is being done to resolve the problem.

    • The Redhawk

      As of today.. 200 more Cities led by CHICAGO have LED polluted Water in their faucets to be Drunk…..and WHO are the POH members going to blame for this EPA disaster in JOB Responsibility???
      P -arty
      H-ypocrites … aka the PROGRESSIVE COMMIES..

  • Rodney Steward

    Looks like the EPA has pulled another one over on the people again like the so called accident to the river out west form a gold mine! EPA, IRS and the UN is all alike, used up and NO LONGER NEEDED! What use to stand for the good, is now of EVIL!

  • The Redhawk

    Apparently the Detroit Based EPA office SCREWED THIS ONE UP and McCARTHY the Nazi was Asleep

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