Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed felony charges against state Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon and Chief Medical Executive Eden Wells in connection with the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the Flint area that led to 12 deaths after the city’s water supply was switched to the Flint River in 2014.
If Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt is confirmed as EPA chief, states are likely to face concerted efforts to preempt prosecutions of corporate polluters. Preparations for the legal struggles have already begun.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charges high-ranking officials named by Gov. Rick Snyder to run Flint for contributing to the city’s water crisis. Thirteen officials now have been accused in the probe.
Crime is increasing in our parks, wilderness areas and forestlands, but the number of law enforcement personnel available to protect them is actually decreasing. Whether they track poachers or hunt down drug smugglers and terrorists, the ranks of game wardens and other personnel are underfunded–and understaffed.