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Michigan’s Mackinac Center Files Open Records Lawsuit Against State Government Over Flint Water Documents

The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit today against the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for delaying for months the release of emails related to the Flint water crisis.

The lawsuit comes after the Mackinac Center for Public Policy waited since March for the Department (MDEQ) to respond to a simple public records request. Rick Snyder’s office released in June the final batch of Flint-related emails in an “effort to increase transparency and make information more accessible to the public,” but the MDEQ still remains unresponsive to the Center’s FOIA request. Continue…