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EPA grants $100 million for Flint water fix
« on: March 20, 2017, 05:23:09 AM »
The EPA money faucet just opened for fixing the water issues in Flint, Michigan.

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The Environmental Protection Agency awarded Michigan $100 million to help replace Flint’s badly eroded and damaged water infrastructure.

The funding was provided by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 and enables the beleaguered city to replace its decaying lead water pipes. Michigan is providing the required 20 percent match of $20 million.

The fix is part of the Trump administration’s goal of updating the country’s water infrastructure, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said Friday in a press statement.

“The people of Flint and all Americans deserve a more responsive federal government,” he said. “EPA will especially focus on helping Michigan improve Flint’s water infrastructure as part of our larger goal of improving America’s water infrastructure.”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/18/trumps-epa-grants-flint-100-million-to-fix-broken-water-system/

It's safe to say this same writer lives in a more urban area than Flint....

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Michigan officials and Flint residents have been struggling to get the small, mostly black town’s water system up and running after lead contaminated its water supply. 

Flint (at 102,434 in its 2010 census) is Michigan's seventh most populous metro area.

PRESS RELEASE: https://www.epa.gov/flint



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Re: EPA grants $100 million for Flint water fix
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 06:27:21 PM »
Wait a minute, the EPA has actually done something for the environment?

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Re: EPA grants $100 million for Flint water fix
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 06:41:17 PM »
Wait a minute, the EPA has actually done something for the environment?

We will see if all the money gets there for the problem.  :rolleyes:
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Re: EPA grants $100 million for Flint water fix
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 06:52:05 PM »
We will see if all the money gets there for the problem.  :rolleyes:

Good point. It'll probably go to the pension fund.

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Re: EPA grants $100 million for Flint water fix
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 07:00:43 PM »
Good point. It'll probably go to the pension fund.

Do you think it well even make it there.   :popcorn:
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Re: EPA grants $100 million for Flint water fix
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 07:25:50 PM »
Do you think it well even make it there.   :popcorn:

Well, there's a lot of dope in Detroit.

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Re: EPA grants $100 million for Flint water fix
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017, 07:34:00 PM »
Well, there's a lot of dope in Detroit.

Yep!!  Some even have two legs
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Re: EPA grants $100 million for Flint water fix
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 05:35:14 AM »
Since Democrats and union parasites are involved, I'm betting 60 cents on a dollar gets spent where the public can actually track it, and of that 60, about 15 will later be found to have been let out on illegal bids or used substandard materiel.

The remaining 40 per cent will simply vanish. Consultant fees are big, as are costly business lunches and exotic jet travel. And don't forget the chauffeured limousines. With such great responsibilities come a few minor perks, like the Maybach and the Jetstream.

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Re: EPA grants $100 million for Flint water fix
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2017, 01:52:24 PM »
Good point. It'll probably go to the pension fund.
Isn't that where all the Capital Funds go? There's a reason why our infrastructure is breaking down. That and the fact that DemonRats run the places where the infrastructure is worse.
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Re: EPA grants $100 million for Flint water fix
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Isn't that where all the Capital Funds go? There's a reason why our infrastructure is breaking down. That and the fact that DemonRats run the places where the infrastructure is worse.

Democrats do run the places in most need of replaced water pipes. I wholeheartedly agree that taking money meant for one thing and General Fund-ing it is why we have these issues.

In this case Flint has already dropped below the federal cap on lead, but media reports strongly suggest that the pipes are still years away from replacement (with or without the $100M influx).

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/flint-water-crisis/2017/03/19/flint-lead-pipes-water/99385754/

FWIW, here's the Detroit Free Press running section on the Flint water issue. You'll note the video story that says some documentation on spending is already missing.

http://www.freep.com/news/flint-water-crisis/

 

 

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