Mustafa Ali, a senior adviser and assistant associate administrator for environmental justice, has served more than two decades at the agency, working to ease the burden of air and water pollution in hundreds of poor, minority communities nationwide. He helped found the EPA’s environmental justice office during the early 1990s and became a key adviser to agency administrators under Republican and Democratic presidents..... "working to ease the burden of air and water pollution in hundreds of poor, minority communities nationwide...." --- where was he when Flint, MI, made the decision to convert to lead-contaminated water, a fairly basic commodity in the US? [Later, that didn't take long. A quick google search answered that question. He should have been fired a long time ago.]
The good news: it sounds like "they" don't plan to replace Mustafa with a contractor.