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Subpoena issued to force former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley to testify before Congress

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Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio

Numerous media outlets, including the Detroit Free Press and CNN are reporting a congressional committee has issued Darnell Earley a subpoena to testify about the Flint water crisis. 

Earley is a former Emergency Manager for the city of Flint. He is currently the Emergency Manager for Detroit Public Schools, but announced on Tuesday he would resign from that position on February 29, 2016.

The House Oversight Committee had earlier invited Earley to testify on Wednesday along with several other officials related to the Flint water crisis, but Earley refused.

Both CNN and the Free Press quote unnamed congressional staff members as sources of the information. Earley's attorney, A. Scott Bolden confirmed the subpoena had been issued, but said it would be impossible for Earley to be in Washington DC on Wednesday to testify.

The scheduled witness list for Wednesday includes:

Panel 1:

The Honorable Dan Kildee

Representative

United States House of Representatives

Panel 2:

Mr. Joel Beauvais

Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator

Office of Water

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mr. Keith Creagh

Director

Department of Environmental Quality

State of Michigan

Mr. Marc Edwards

Charles P. Lundsford Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Ms. LeeAnne Walters

Flint Resident

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