“Appears certain state departments are concerned with Flint’s [water quality]. I will return the call.”
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s Menace to Society moment has been accidentally brought to you in part by Mike Prysby, an engineer from the state’s Department of Environmental Quality, in January, 2015. Progress Michigan uncovered this email as well as others.
Assuming Prysby’s email is authentic, this means Michigan officials knew about the problems with Flint’s water 10 months prior to Gov. Snyder’s public acknowledgement of the crisis.
But if the remaining disclosed emails are also real, we now have clear evidence of environmental inequality or something much more sinister: Michigan’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) took steps to protect state workers from exposure to Flint’s water by shipping clean water to state offices.
Let’s package these events.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder performed the kind of environmental terrorist attack al-Qaeda and Islamic State can only have wet dreams about when he took away the City of Flint citizens’ right to democratically-elected representation and appointed a city emergency manager who swtiched Flint’s water source to the contaminated Flint River. Snyder then insisted that he didn’t know the water presented a problem until October, 2015, but these emails blow a large hole in his story.
Team Snyder went silent and drank trucked-in water in Flint while 100,000 city residents consumed water that was contaminated with lead, bacteria and carcinogens.
And no one’s in jail yet.
Click here to read the emails or check the embedded media below …
song currently stuck in my head: “in the flames” – djds