State task force puts responsibility for Flint water crisis on Michigan environmental officials

rick-snyder-mugjpg-446cf7790e6a2ea6Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has repeatedly claimed that Flint’s lead contaminated water crisis was caused by all levels of government. But today, a task force that he appointed called those claims “inappropriate official public relations efforts.”

The Governor’s task force concluded that Michigan’s environmental regulators bear the most responsibility… because they told Flint not to treat the river water to prevent lead from leaching from old pipes.

The task force’s Chris Kolb said that defied common sense.

It’s unimaginable that anyone could come to that conclusion regardless of what they thought the regulations said. Additionally if you’re unclear, pick up the phone and call EPA.

The group also blames a state law set up to save cities like Flint from financial collapse… because that law allowed non-elected officials to ignore the public’s input after problems became apparent.