Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy greet each other as they arrive to testify before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington on March 17, 2016, to look into the circumstances surrounding high levels of lead found in many residents' tap water in Flint, Michigan.
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Updated: March 17, 2016 9:44 AM ET | Originally published: March 17, 2016 8:48 AM EDT

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will address his handling of the Flint water crisis in testimony before a Congressional committee on Thursday.

The embattled governor is expected to walk a fine line during the testimony. He has acknowledged and apologized for his administration’s inadequate response to lead contamination in Flint’s water supply. At the same, he will seek to show that the blame doesn’t rest solely on the state government.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will also testify before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Thursday.


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