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Gov. Snyder: New DEQ director Grether will do 'fine job'

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Gov. Rick Snyder (Source: Michigan.gov) Gov. Rick Snyder (Source: Michigan.gov)
EAST LANSING, MI (AP) -

Gov. Rick Snyder says his newly appointed environmental director will do a "fine job" and critics of her extensive time as an oil and gas lobbyist should give her a chance.

The Republican governor last month appointed former BP lobbyist Heidi Grether to lead the Michigan Department of Environment, which has been reeling since being called primarily responsible for Flint's lead-contaminated drinking water.

Grether began the job last week.

Snyder told reporters Thursday that Grether has a "strong background," noting that early in her career she was a legislative aide focused on environmental issues. He says Grether has "built a career that she should be proud of."

Snyder says detractors should "get to know her, give her an opportunity and I think you're going to see good results."

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