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News from Progress Michigan

January 15, 2016

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

Schuette Last to Do Anything About Flint Water Crisis

Attorney General waited over a year and half to investigate 

MICHIGAN — The water crisis in Flint has been raging since the switch first happened in April 2014, and now, nearly two years later, Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette has decided to open an investigation into what happened in Flint. Progress Michigan blasted Schuette for dragging his feet while a city of nearly 100,000 people suffered without answers.

“It is nice of Bill Schuette to pull himself away from his right-wing crusade to address this issue now that the TV cameras and media have shown up,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Schuette should have been investigating this since 2014 when residents first started experiencing symptoms and telling officials there was something wrong with the water. If this investigation takes as long as it has taken him to even comment about the situation in Flint we’ll be waiting years to hear what happened. Instead of pouring resources into right-wing lawsuits like opposition to marriage equality and attacks on homecare workers, Schuette should have been protecting the people of Flint. Just like in every other situation when the welfare of Michiganders have been pitted against partisanship the Attorney General has sided with his conservative allies and his own political career every time.”



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