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originally posted by: JAY1980
Sooo about that "donated" water...
Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo said Tuesday that they will donate up to 6.5 million bottles of water to schoolchildren in Flint, Mich., to help with the city’s public health crisis over lead-contaminated water.
originally posted by: reldra
originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: xuenchen
had to have a change in political party to get clean water to the kids in flint
Nope, try again.
Upon review of the Flint case, EPA Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins said, “These situations should generate a greater sense of urgency. Federal law provides the EPA with the emergency authority to intervene when the safety of drinking water is compromised. Employees must be knowledgeable, trained and ready to act when such a public health threat looms.”
EPA IG Arthur Elkins said, “the EPA’s Region 5 had the authority and sufficient information to issue an emergency order to protect Flint residents from lead-contaminated water” under the Safe Drinking Water Act as early as June 2015. Read more: dailycaller.com...
FLINT, MI - State and federal leaders say they will hold President-elect Donald Trump to promises he made to help fix the nation's infrastructure, including Flint's lead-tainted pipes.
"As President-elect Trump saw when he visited Flint in September, the people of Flint still do not have access to safe drinking water," said U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint. Twp. "My hometown cannot wait any longer for their Congress to step up and help them. I will work with Republicans and Democrats, including President-elect Trump, to make sure the people of Flint get the resources they need to recover. "
In his plan, Trump says the U.S. could secure $1 trillion to replace infrastructure in the U.S. without costing taxpayers. Some experts have questioned whether the plan would work, but it has been backed by Trump's financial advisors.
In October, Trump's advisors announced the financial plan while comparing it to Secretary Hillary Clinton's infrastructure plans. Under Trump's plan, there would be a private sector revenue option to help finance infrastructure projects. According to an Oct. 27 Washington Post article Trump would push Congress to authorize $137 billion in tax credits for construction companies wanting to do various road projects including toll roads, bridges and Flint's pipes.
Though there has been no timeline when Trump will push the plan his team developed during his bid for the president's seat, state Sen. Jim Ananich, D-Flint, said he will also hold Trump to promises made while campaigning. "This problem is serious and any solution must be too," Ananich said regarding the Flint water crisis. "I'll hold anyone and everyone accountable for promises they make to the citizens of Flint." Kildee and other federal Democrats threatened a government shutdown if funding for the city wasn't included in an Oct. 1 continuing funding resolution.
However, the shutdown was avoided when House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reached a deal to allow a vote on a separate water bill that included $170 million for the city.
The funding has not yet approved.
originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: UKTruth
Yeah. They only created the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act which made this possible through the EPA to start with.
Other than that I'm sure they didn't do anything.
Let's see. Who is it again that is defunding the EPA now??? Oh that's right. Trump an his Republicans.
But keep blaming Democrats and trying to steal credit for the things you don't do. It's going very well for you so far.