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Flint fight threatens energy bill

Posted by Dustin Robinson on February 08, 2016 at 12:18 PM

Originally published on February 3, 2016 on The Hill by Timothy Cama and David Henry. 

The fight over the water crisis in Flint, Mich., is threatening to tank the Senate’s broad energy reform bill.

Negotiations to attach an aid package were increasingly breaking down on Wednesday, with one key Democrat warning her caucus could block the underlying legislation if it isn’t satisfied.

“I still don’t know where we are,” said Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who has taken the lead in negotiating for Flint aid with Republicans.

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