drinking water

DNR Director to Serve as Interim Director of DEQ

Dec 30, 2015

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder has tapped Keith Creagh to serve as interim director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. 


(MPRN-Lansing) The head of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has resigned over the drinking water crisis in Flint. 

"Harvey Hollins, a former vice president of Wayne State University, has been tapped by Gov. Rick Snyder to coordinate the state's response to the Flint water crisis." (Detroit Free Press)

"LANSING — Flint's fateful decision to sever its ties with the City of Detroit as its supplier of drinking water went all the way up to the Michigan governor's office, state records obtained under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act show." (Detroit Free Press)

Gregory Varnum, Wikimedia Commons / Wikimedia Commons

Elevated levels of lead in Flint’s drinking water and a long-delayed and much criticized study of the aging oil pipeline underneath the Straits of Mackinac have a common thread in the eyes of commentator Gary Wilson.