Feb 15, 2016
Michigan’s Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ) follows the policy that is set at the top. That policy is that pollution and contamination are okay if “jobs are being created” – even when jobs aren’t being created. You see this with the Marathon Oil Refinery wanting to increase pollution and the state indicating they might approve this!
THIS was the attitude guiding decision-making in Flint.
It’s an attitude that has been there for years. Whatever a big business wants is more important than the safety of the people.
It makes no difference which party is in the Governor’s Chair. This attitude is how decisions are made by both Republicans AND Democrats.