Snyder’s PR team understated concerns about Flint’s water, dismissed studies that showed serious health dangers and ridiculed journalists for writing about the crisis.
Two of Gov. Rick Snyder’s top aides implored the administration to stop subjecting residents to the Flint River because of serious health hazards in October 2014, nearly a year before the governor allowed Flint to switch back to Detroit’s water, new e-mail records show.
Gov. Snyder ordered state officials to withhold alarming evidence that Flint schools had dangerous levels of lead in their drinking water, according to new e-mails.
The e-mails reveal a stubborn, often arrogant administration and state bureaucracy that failed to protect residents despite repeated warnings.