More questions for EPA on Flint

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West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says his committee still has more questions for the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the water crisis in Flint.

The chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee says more hearings are planned with officials from the EPA, while a different subcommittee will question state officials. Upton discussed Congressional oversight of the Flint water crisis during an interview for WMUK’s WestSouthwest:

President Barack Obama has issued a disaster declaration, but did not declare a state of emergency as Governor Rick Snyder requested. That frees up some federal money, but Upton says it would be unusual for Congress to approve additional funding for a crisis like the one in Flint.