Government failure. Intransigence. Environmental injustice. All were at play in the Flint water crisis according to the final report from the task force appointed by Gov. Snyder to look into what led to the public health disaster there.
The report lays much of the blame at the feet of the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. It says the DEQ focused on technical and legal compliance while ignoring mounting complaints from Flint residents about the quality of their tap water.
So, what lies ahead for the state’s top environmental regulator in the wake of the water crisis?
Current State talks with Great Lakes commentator Gary Wilson.
This segment is supported by Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism. More news about the Great Lakes environment can be found at GreatLakesEcho.org and on Current State every Tuesday as part of our partnership.
This story appeared on WKAR’s Current State and is republished here with permission.