EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the vast majority of tribal members live on reservations without federally approved water standards. “That is a shocking thing to say and it’s something that we need to fix as soon as possible,” she told the National Congress of American Indians in February. She’s shown here on March 17, 2016, testifying before a House committee that examined high levels of lead found in tap water in Flint, Michigan.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the vast majority of tribal members live on reservations without federally approved water standards. “That is a shocking thing to say and it’s something that we need to fix as soon as possible,” she told the National Congress of American Indians in February. She’s shown here on March 17, 2016, testifying before a House committee that examined high levels of lead found in tap water in Flint, Michigan. Andrew Harnik AP
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the vast majority of tribal members live on reservations without federally approved water standards. “That is a shocking thing to say and it’s something that we need to fix as soon as possible,” she told the National Congress of American Indians in February. She’s shown here on March 17, 2016, testifying before a House committee that examined high levels of lead found in tap water in Flint, Michigan. Andrew Harnik AP

Is the water safe in Indian Country? EPA says it often doesn’t know

March 18, 2016 05:04 PM