FLINT, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has announced his office will examine the current Flint water crisis to see if any Michigan laws were violated in the process that led to the water supply's contamination.
In Flint, residents are being forced to rely on bottled water for drinking, cooking and bathing over health-related concerns because of water contamination.
“As attorney general, I will investigate this situation to determine if any Michigan laws have been broken,” Schuette said. “Without fear or favor, I will carry out my responsibility to enforce the laws meant to protect Michigan families, and represent the citizens of Flint."
Schuette said he emphasizes with the fears of Flint parents and family members concerned for their health. He added the process will begin immediately.
The attorney general made clear that although office policy usually prohibits the confirmation of open cases, he believes the people of Flint and throughout Michigan have rightful concerns and should know about his office’s actions.