Director of Michigan DEQ resigns, Snyder apologizes to Flint

FLINT (WJRT) - (12/29/15) - The director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has resigned.

This comes as new information is made public about the department's role in Flint's Water Emergency.

Governor Rick Snyder released a statement on Tuesday, saying MDEQ Director Dan Wyant offered his resignation - and that he accepted.

Snyder says more personnel changes are on the way, along with $10 million in state money to test the water, distribute filters and help Flint residents in other ways.

To read Snyder's full statement, click the link in the 'Related Documents' section of this story.

We're also hearing from Flint lawmakers about Wyant's resignation.

Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich says: "If these personnel moves and change in tone lead to a more aggressive response and resources to improve public health, then we are finally making progress."

Congressman Dan Kildee says: "...the people of Flint did nothing wrong - they are victims of this failure of government. The State of Michigan must not only acknowledge its role in this crisis, but also take responsibility and act right away to make it right."



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