Oversight to Hold Additional Hearing on Flint, MI Water Crisis

Published: Feb 12, 2016

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement upon announcing a second Committee hearing examining the Flint, MI water crisis.  

“We are committed to investigating the failures in Flint. We appreciate Governor Snyder’s willingness to appear before the Committee and look forward to hearing from EPA Administrator McCarthy as well. Their perspectives on this issue are important as we seek to ensure a crisis of this magnitude never occurs in another American city. The diverse and insightful panel of witnesses assembled will shed light on many of  our remaining questions and help us propose reforms to the authorizing committees.”  

The Committee held a hearing earlier this month hearing from EPA and local government officials, and Flint resident LeeAnne Walters. The hearing found that, among other issues, failures occurred at every level of government.

 

HEARING DETAILS:

WHAT:    Examining Flint Water Crisis

WHERE:  2154 Rayburn House Office Building

WHEN:    TBD

EXPECTED WITNESSES:

PANEL I:

Ms. Susan Hedman

Former Region 5 Administrator

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mr. Darnell Earley

Former Emergency Manager

City of Flint, MI

Mr. Dayne Walling

Former Mayor

City of Flint, MI

Mr. Marc Edwards

Charles P. Lundsford Professor of Environmental and Water Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Mr. Miguel Del Toral

Region 5 Water Expert

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

PANEL II:

The Honorable Rick Snyder

Governor

State of Michigan

The Honorable Gina McCarthy

Administrator

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency