lead copper rule

Michigan House of Representatives
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Controversial legislation on state regulatory rules is making its way through the legislature. 


Rick Snyder
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Governor Rick Snyder plans to take executive action on tougher standards for lead in drinking water in the face of foot-dragging by the Legislature.


Water
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Some state lawmakers got an early peek at Governor Rick Snyder’s new lead rules that are supposed to be rolled out this week.  A top state environmental official shared some details in testimony before a state House budget subcommittee.

Water Faucet
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The Legislature is going to work on toughening standards for lead in drinking water, although finishing the job may have to wait until next year.


Drinking Water
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A joint legislative committee looking into the Flint water crisis has been told state environmental watchdogs failed to follow federal clean water rules. 


Jeff Irwin
Michigan House Democrats / housedems.com

The Flint water crisis has led many communities to reexamine water safety.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with  State Representative Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) about the push for more funding to fix the crisis and how to improving testing standards for water quality in Michigan.