As Flint tainted-water crisis deepens, Michigan governor bucks calls to resign

The PR maelstrom includes accusations at all levels of government—including the EPA. On the eve of his State of the State Address, Gov. Rick Snyder says he’ll stay on and fix things.

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It’s “Katrina II,” and he says he’ll fix it.

Michigan’s Gov. Rick Snyder is taking (some of) the blame for the lead-contaminated drinking water that has led to brain damage and other health risks in children in parts of the urban community.

CNN reported that attorneys will meet Tuesday to discuss two new class-action lawsuits filed by Flint residents that target, among others:

The governor

The state Department of Environmental Quality

Former Flint emergency managers

Eric Hood, a spokesman for the plaintiffs, said the suits will detail government officials’ culpability. The legal action will also provide a more in-depth timeline than the previously filed federal lawsuit, Hood said.

Snyder’s spokesman takes a hit

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