Water has always been under local and state control first. That's where the fuckup occurred.. Don't blame Obama.
It was the EPA's job to ensure our water quality if state and local regulators were ineffective. The EPA didn't do their job. It's Obama's fault that they didn't do their job.
I'd be interested in hearing who on the state or local level was responsible for the decision to not add the proper treatment chemicals to the water supply, but this does not absolve Obama of his failure to protect the people of Flint.
I guess you have forgotten the posts you have made defending the water quality in Flint. It was a pretty spirited discussion by several member decrying the dreadful water conditions and you jumped in with both feet claiming the water was AOK. In fact you called a number of people 'liars' because they remarked it wasn't yet fixed (it still isn't). So which is it? Huh? Is the water cleaned up or are the citizens of Flint still drinking poluted Flint River water?
By the way, Trump has rolled back funding for the EPA.......got rid of a lot of those pesky regulations.................and the EPA's job was never to double check the State and City planners. However, I'm sure that if conservatives wish for Flint to have clean water they will make sure they get it.
Rick Snyder and his administration were widely blamed for the mistakes that led to the crisis, with numerous people calling for his resignation. He left office on December 31, 2018 due to term limits.
The Flint drinking water contamination began in April 2014 when Flint changed its water source from treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water (sourced from Lake Huron and the Detroit River) to the Flint River. Officials failed to apply corrosion inhibitors to the water. As a result, several problems occurred that culminated with lead contamination, creating a serious public health danger. The Flint River water that was treated improperly caused lead from aging pipes to leach into the water supply, leading to extremely elevated levels of the heavy metal neurotoxin. In Flint, between 6,000 and 12,000 children have been exposed to drinking water with high levels of lead and they may experience a range of serious health problems. Due to the change in water source, the percentage of Flint children with elevated blood-lead levels may have risen from about 2.5% in 2013 to as much as 5% in 2015. The water change is also a possible cause of an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the county that has killed 12 people and affected another 87.
Several lawsuits have been filed against government officials on the issue, and several investigations have been opened. On January 5, 2016, the city was declared to be in a state of emergency by the Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, before President Barack Obama declared it to be in a federal state of emergency, authorizing additional help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security less than two weeks later.
Four government officials—one from the city of Flint, two from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), and one from the Environmental Protection Agency—resigned over the mishandling of the crisis, and one additional MDEQ staff member was fired. There have also been fifteen criminal cases filed against local and state officials in regards to the crisis."""
You can pull up the Wikipedia piece and read thru if you want to figure out who are the responsible Michigan politicians .........
Personally I'm more interested in making sure these reckless things don't happen ever again.