Ben Crump and Paul Napoli Fault EPA and Biden Administration for Ongoing Failures in Flint

Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorneys Ben Crump of Ben Crump Law and Paul Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik are speaking out against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Biden administration for their failures to fulfill their promises to Flint residents who continue to endure the tragic consequences of the Flint poisoned water crisis.

During his 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden showcased environmental protection as a key element of his platform. Presidential candidate Biden spent days leading up to Election Day in Flint, Michigan, telling residents, “What happened in Flint will never happen again.” Months later, the infrastructure problem is still a very real concern for residents.

The responsibility to see through the attainment of clean water for Flint falls on the Environmental Protection Agency that, since January, has been overseen by President Biden’s administration. The Flint Water Crisis began under the Obama/Biden administration in 2014 when the EPA neglected to intervene when the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) violated the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Lead and Copper Rule. The gross disorganization of the EPA under Biden’s last term in the White House led to a delay in the federal response to the tainted drinking water in Flint, contributing to a far more damaging effect on the brain development of thousands of Flint children.

“Biden was in the office of Vice President when this crisis began, now that he is in the office of President, it is inexcusable that this is an ongoing problem. Biden speaks about the Flint Water Crisis in the past tense while touting his infrastructure plan as if it is a problem of the past. This is a nightmare that the people of Flint are still living every day,” said Napoli.

“If the Biden administration wants to overhaul our nation’s infrastructure and ‘build back better,’ they must first level the playing field for neglected minority communities awaiting the long-overdue and basic human right of clean drinking water,” said Crump. “Biden’s victory signaled a turning point for our nation, yet more than 100 days into this administration, Flint still faces the same problems. The Biden administration needs to act now and put pressure on their EPA to make this right for the people of Flint and show them that they are more than a bullet point on his administration’s agenda.”

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