Gov. Rick Snyder: FEMA grants state’s request to extend emergency declaration

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This does not include water sampling conducted by other federal and state agencies or other organizations.The task force included a wide variety of experts, ranging from healthcare professionals to business consultants. In the state’s request, MI officials estimated that the recoating of water lines in Flint with a film to stop lead pipes from leaching will be completed by May 1. To give justice to Flint’s people and avoid similar kind of incidents elsewhere in the country the nation must prioritize democratic control of water above financial gain and private profit; because water access comes as a basic human right. The report claims the EM law contributed to the high lead levels in Flint’s water by removing governmental checks and balances. With their principal offices in New York City and additional offices in California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and affiliates through the United States, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is readily available to clients.Race and economic inequality percolated as underlying issues as the crisis unfolded. “I respectfully object”, Lee said in a statement.”Mercury’s agreement with Moving Michigan Forward was to provide short-term crisis communications support following the emergency declaration in Flint”, said Adler, who took over as the governor’s communications director in late February. “While it might not be intentional, there is an implicit bias against majority-minority communities like Flint”. They are extended on “a case by case basis”, she said.Elevated lead levels have been found in at least 325 people, including 221 children.The corroded lead pipes in Flint, Mich., could be fixed in May, putting drinkable water in sight for the city’s residents. MDEQ also continued to tell residents the water was safe when it was not. In an impassioned speech on the Senate floor, she said that as a mother and grandmother, she “can’t imagine the fear and horror” Flint families feel as they are forced — month after month — to use bottled water to drink and bathe.WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been two years since problems began with the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, and almost six months since officials declared a public health emergency there. Brad Wurfel, former MDEQ spokesman, wrote on October 15, 2014 that it “has the potential to put us in an awkward spot with respect to decisions Flint needs to make on its own”, also writing, “On review, let’s be really careful on this”.Singled out for criticism is Michigan’s emergency manager law.