Gov. Rick Snyder releases additional batches of departmental emails and documents regarding Flint water crisis

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder’s office today posted additional batches of emails and corresponding documents from state departments regarding the Flint water crisis. The documentation represents requests fulfilled to date by the Department of Environmental Quality, the Executive Office, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Michigan State Police, the Department of Talent and Economic Development, the Talent Investment Agency, the Department of Technology, Management and Budget, and the Department of Treasury.

“After the initial batches from state departments were released in February, we continued our search for emails and other materials related to the Flint water crisis as part of an ongoing effort to increase transparency and make information more accessible to the public,” Snyder said. “Residents can read these materials for themselves, and then we can continue to work together to help Flint families recover from this crisis.”

This release will be the final posting of documents in this manner; all other requests of documents from state departments will be handled through the standard FOIA process moving forward. Since releasing Snyder’s emails in January, the Governor’s Office has released nearly 180,000 pages of materials related to Flint water. Those materials and all materials released today are available at

NOTE: Documents are large and will take time to download. Viewing on a mobile device is not recommended.



The release of these documents is not a waiver of any legal privilege. Because of the voluminous nature of these records, some documents that are subject to the attorney-client, attorney work product, and other privileges may have been inadvertently disclosed. Should this posting include such documents, their disclosure here does not constitute a waiver of the privilege.

Those seeking information as part of a legal proceeding or investigation should not rely solely upon the documents posted here to satisfy their request. Such requests should be directed to the appropriate state custodian.

The posting of these documents does not, is not intended to, and cannot be relied upon to create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, which is enforceable by any external party.