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One Story You Won’t Be Reading in The New Yorker

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The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal all agree: the decision to draw drinking water for Flint, Michigan, from its river was an epic failure of government. Where they placed the blame varied widely: Flint’s mayor and the city council; the governor’s office and Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law; the Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services; the federal Environmental Protection Agency regional headquarters in Chicago; or the EPA itself. As Evan Osnos wrote in The New Yorker, The headwaters of Flint’s crisis are not located in the realm of technical errors; rather,