Donald Trump’s EPA grants Flint Michigan $100 million to fix water supply
Back in December the Republican Congress passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 which granted Flint, Michigan $100 million to help rebuild its water system infrastructure in the wake of the disaster which poisoned the water. Today Donald Trump’s EPA made it official, here is more:
The Environmental Protection Agency awarded Michigan $100 million in grant money to replace the Flint water system’s damaged infrastructure.
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 provided the funding for this grant that would help Flint replace its lead water pipes that have fallen into disrepair, the EPA said in a statement.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said this grant is part of the Trump administration’s goal to improve the country’s water infrastructure.
“EPA will especially focus on helping Michigan improve Flint’s water infrastructure as part of our larger goal of improving America’s water infrastructure,” Pruitt said.
Here is what Michigan Governor Snyder had to say:
“I appreciate the EPA approving this funding to assist with Flint’s recovery,” Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said. “Combined with the nearly $250 million in state funding already allocated, this will help keep Flint on a solid path forward. It’s great to see federal, state and local partners continuing to work together to help with infrastructure upgrades and pipe replacements for the people of Flint.”
“We are excited and very grateful to receive these much needed funds,” said Flint Mayor Karen Weaver. “The City of Flint being awarded a grant of this magnitude in such a critical time of need will be a huge benefit.”
If my memory serves me correctly the EPA under Barack Obama did nothing to help the residents of Flint but instead the Democrats used this as a political tool in which to attack the Republican governor of the state. This is quite the contrast in leadership, is it not?
And of course this flies in the face of the mantra that the Republicans in general and Donald Trump in particular want dirty water, but the mainstream media is still focused on this whole wire tapping fiasco so they do not have the time to report this…
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