New bills will give EPA more authority

Posted at 7:24 PM, Jan 27, 2016

It took several months for the state to go public with the high lead levels in Flint after the Department of Environmental Quality first learned of the problem.

That's why some of our members of Congress want to take that authority away from the state.

Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters as well as Representative Dan Kildee will introduce bills requiring the E.P.A. to issue warnings and release all test results of public water systems.

We'll let you know if the proposal goes anywhere.