A document shows that Michigan blocked Flint from switching back to Detroit's water system
La firma de un acuerdo para otorgar 28 millones de dólares en asistencia a la ciudad de Flint, en Michigan, en una ceremonia de la Michigan Press Association el 29 de enero del 2016, en Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Nick Gonzales/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP),
02 of March 2016 13:31:36
[caption id="attachment_3285" align="alignleft" width="300"] Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. Photo: Commons.wikimedia.org[/caption]The top Democrat in the Michigan House is the first state lawmaker to call for Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's resignation over Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis.House Minority Leader Tim Greimel (GREYE-muhl) said Wednesday that Snyder should step down because of "actions of negligence and indifference, and a culture he has created that lacks transparency and accountability."The city, which switched its water source in 2014 while under state financial management, is under a state of emergency. Lead from aging pipes leached into drinking water, and a Legionnaires' disease outbreak potentially linked to the Flint River caused nine deaths.[caption id="attachment_3286" align="alignright" width="300"] The Flint River is seen flowing thru downtown in Flint, Michigan. Photo: Reuters/Rebecca Cook.[/caption]A spokesman for Snyder could not immediately be reached. The governor, who has apologized, has refused to resign and says he is committed to fixing the problem.Also, a document shows that Michigan blocked Flint from switching back to Detroit's water system under the terms of a $7 million loan.