DETROIT – The Michigan governor's office released more state employee emails related to the water crisis in Flint on Friday.
Three more batches have been released from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). It shows continuous communication between the city of Flint and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
One email from city of Flint employee Michael Glasgow to the MDEQ reads:
“Thank you for the quick response. I assumed there would dramatic changes to our monitoring. I have people above me making plans to distribute water ASAP. I was reluctant before, but after looking at the monitoring schedule and out current staffing I do not anticipate giving the OK to begin sending water anytime soon.”
Attorney General Bill Schuette charged Glasgow, among two state employees, with tampering with evidence and willful neglect of duty. Glasgow was a laboratory and water quality supervisor who now serves as the city's utilities administrator.
About two weeks ago, the governor's office released emails from state departments including the Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC), the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), the Michigan Civil Service Commission (MCSC) and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Overall, this batch includes more than 127,000 newly released emails.
The governor's office warns: "Documents are large and will take time to download. Viewing on a mobile device is not recommended."
Previous batches released this year were executive office emails, accompanying documents and related materials from Snyder’s briefings regarding the Flint water crisis from 2011 through Jan. 5, when the state declared an emergency in the city. All of them have been posted to the governor's website.