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What Snyder's choice of an oil executive as DEQ director says to Michiganders

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After the national embarrassment in Flint, Michigan, the state's Director of Environmental Quality resigned....and Gov.Rick Snyder picked Heidi Grether, an executive from BP to replace him; he’s unrepentant about his austerity-driven, pro-business and privatization agenda. Researchers have shown that a spill would be catastrophic for the Great Lakes, decimating up to 700 miles of shoreline, yet he appoints a former BP lobbyist who was heavily involved in the company’s response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill -- who was proud to shield the company from consequences!  Despite the tragic outcome of his emergency management in Flint, the abhorrent results of his privatization of veteran care and prison food, and the havoc that his business tax cuts have wreaked on our state budget, he will continue relentlessly pursuing the ideology that business interests top everything.

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