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Former Flint Emergency Manager to testify before Congress

Darnell Earley to testify before congress February 3, 2016. (File Photo)

A Congressional hearing has been scheduled for next week to discuss the Flint water Crisis. Four witnesses have been called to testify including Darnell Early.

It was Darnell Early who signed this document right back November of 2013 which switched the residents of Flint back on Flint River water.

Early recently told Detroit television station WDIV that it was not his decision to go to the Flint River water.

Early had nearly total control over the city of Flint operations as Emergency Manager.

The Flint city council did vote seven to one in March of 2013 to move away from Detroit water to the KWA pipeline but it was Early who signed the order to hook up to the Flint river.

Four other people will be testifying along with Early include, EPA acting director Joel Beauvais, current MDEQ Director Keith Creagh, Virginia Tech Researcher Dr. Marc Edwards and the man who is being called the whistleblower within the EPA researcher Miguel del Toral.

Committee Democrats say they want Governor Rick Snyder's documents related to the lead tainted water.

They are also upset that Snyder has not been called to testify.

On November 18 of 2013, Earley signed the order to switch the water supply to the Flint River. No elected official signed this document.

READ MORE: FORMER FLINT EMERGENCY MANAGER DARNELL EARLEY: SWITCH TO FLINT RIVER LOCAL DECISION

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