Hot off the press today, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer plans to restructure the state environmental agency that drew criticism for its handling of the Flint water crisis under former Gov. Rick Snyder.

According to WILX-News 10, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will become the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

The agency will house new public advocacy offices for clean water and environmental justice to help ensure fair consideration of low income and minority community interests.

Governor Whitmer said that this is about finding real solutions to clean up our drinking water so every Michigander can bathe their kids and give them a glass of water at the dinner table.   We have a chance to build a system that really works.


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