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Trump Admin. Grants Flint $100 Million to Fix Water System

By  |  March 20, 2017, 12:00am  |  @AutumnDawnPrice

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given Michigan $100 million to help Flint recover from its 2014 water crisis, The Daily Caller reports.

The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 will be providing the funds, and allows the city to replace its “decaying” lead water pipes.

Michigan will be providing the stipulated 20 percent match of $20 million.

In a press release on Friday, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said that the Trump administration’s plan to update the nation’s water infrastructure.

“The people of Flint and all Americans deserve a more responsive federal government,” Pruitt said. “EPA will especially focus on helping Michigan improve Flint’s water infrastructure as part of our larger goal of improving America’s water infrastructure.”

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver is pleased with the decision, saying, “We are excited and very grateful to receive these much-needed funds. The City of Flint being awarded a grant of this magnitude in such a critical time of need will be a huge benefit.”