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Governor Snyder releases thousands of emails

Posted: 12:31 PM, Feb 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-12 17:31:18Z

Governor Rick Snyder's administration on Friday released thousands of emails sent to and by state agencies regarding the Flint water crisis.

The documents came from the Departments of Environmental Quality; Technology, Management and Budget; Health and Human Services; Agriculture and Rural Development; and Treasury.

They are a compilation of requests fulfilled under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Governor's office itself is exempt from that law.

The emails show how the state responded to complaints about Flint's water.

Governor Snyder released the following statement with the documents: "All levels of government failed the people of Flint. This crisis should never have happened, but we are making progress each day to meet the needs of residents. By making the information easily accessible, everyone can review it and take what they need, and then we can all focus and work together on solutions, healing and moving Flint forward."