"Washington — House lawmakers voted 416-2 on Wednesday to pass a Flint-related bill that would clarify when the Environmental Protection Agency should notify the public when concentrations of lead or other contaminants in drinking water exceed safe levels." (Detroit News)

Andrew Jameson, Wikimedia Commons

The reporter who covers public health for FiveThirtyEight says “The official data wasn’t telling us what we needed to know” about the water in Flint. 


(MPRN-Undated)  The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regional administrator is stepping down over the public health crisis in Flint. That comes as President Obama orders an inquiry into how the EPA handles information that could affect the public health.

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s top Midwest official has resigned amid Flint’s water crisis as federal officials continue to grapple with what went wrong." (The Detroit News)

Jacquelyn Martin, The Associated Press

Representative Dan Kildee says Congress doesn’t have a lot of time, but should be able to tackle some big issues this year.