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Mike Pence Ignored A Lead Contamination Crisis In His Backyard

By Joseph Erbentraut

Last December, East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland wrote a letter pleading with then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to grant his city, which is facing a lead contamination crisis, an emergency declaration to allow it to address the problem.

Pence said no, suggesting the $200,000 in assistance the state had already offered to help the city relocate affected families and administer free lead testing would suffice.

Pence’s successor, fellow Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, disagreed. …read more

Source:: Huffington Post Green