Earley: We were grossly misled by MDEQ, EPA - WNEM TV 5

Earley: We were grossly misled by MDEQ, EPA

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WASHINGTON, DC (WNEM) -

He's held many titles over many decades working in the public sector, from his duties as city manager in Saginaw to his latest stint as emergency manager for Detroit Public Schools.

However, Darnell Earley will likely be most remembered for the job he held in between, as emergency manager of Flint.

"I am very deeply hurt by what has happened on my watch," Earley said.

In Washington D.C. Earley, alongside former Flint mayor Dayne Walling and EPA Administrator Susan Hedman, testified in front of the House Oversight Committee about their role in the Flint water crisis.

Earley pushed back right from the start, stating he did nothing wrong. Earley stated he voiced his concerns about the water early and often.

Earley also said Flint's water did not become contaminated with lead on his watch.

"The lead issue surfaced after I completed my term as emergency manager in January of 2015," Earley said.

Earley said in the end and even though he was appointed by the state, Earley insisted it was another state agency and the federal government who were the ones that screwed up.

"As we all know, we were grossly misled by the experts at MDEQ and the EPA," Earley said.

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