Gov. Snyder issues statement on charges being filed against city of Flint and Michigan DEQ employees

April 20, 2016 

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder issued the following statement after learning that charges had been filed against two employees of the Department of Environmental Quality and one employee from the City of Flint in relation to the Flint Water Crisis:

“This is deeply troubling. I have said all along that bureaucrats making bad decisions failed the people of Flint. The charges filed today raise what happened to a whole new level and we take that very seriously.

“I have fully supported the efforts of these investigations. I have demanded more answers about what happened because the people of Flint and all of Michigan deserve to know the truth. We will vigorously pursue any evidence of wrongdoing and we will hold people accountable.”