Aug 1, 2016
Governor Snyder tried to pretend he was SO CONCERNED about Flint and what happened to the people there with poisoned water. But the governor just slapped Flint’s people in the face. He hired a former LOBBYIST for BP oil to be the state’s new watchdog over environmental quality at the MDEQ.
Snyder’s new person heading the Michigan Department of Environment Quality was part of BP’s Public Relations team during the Gulf Oil spill. Her job description – more or less – was to help BP come out smelling like a rose despite the stench of death from that disaster. She was tasked with protecting BP’s public image in a situation where oil workers died and so much wildlife died that many in the local fishing industry lost their livelihoods.
Older generations called this kind of thing putting a fox in charge of guarding the chicken coop.