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In Flint Water Crisis, Will Manslaughter Charges Actually Lead To Prison Time? By
Last week, Michigan’s top prosecutor announced that five officials, including the state’s Health Department head Nick Lyon, will face charges of involuntary manslaughter for a death resulting from the Flint water crisis. It’s...
How Lead In Our Food Supply Could Be Decreasing Our IQ By
The environmental advocacy group Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on June 15 released a study about dietary lead exposure, with a focus on food intended for babies and young children. Using a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) database of food samples, EDF reported some...
Flint Residents Struggle To Have Voices Heard As Crisis Continues & Media Moves On By
FLINT — For nearly three years, the residents of Flint, Michigan, a city located just 70 miles north of Detroit, have had contaminated water running through their pipes, poisoned by lead and other dangerous metals. The crisis began when local authorities decided to...
City Of Flint Threatens Residents With Home Liens Over Unpaid Bills For Undrinkable Water By
The city of Flint, where the pipes have still not been fixed and the water crisis is ongoing, is threatening to place tax liens on people’s homes for non-payment of water bills, according to a local news source. NBC affiliate 25News reported Tuesday that more than...
Commission Finds ‘Systemic Racism’ At Root Of Flint Water Crisis By
FLINT, Mich. — “Systemic racism” going back decades is at the core of problems that caused a lead-contaminated water crisis in the majority black city of Flint, according to a Michigan Civil Rights Commission report issued Friday. The report says the commission...
Trump Is Anti-Environment, But So Was Obama By
NEW YORK — (Analysis) It’s rather easy, and undoubtedly necessary, to lambast President-elect Donald Trump and his team of corporate parasites who will soon head nearly every key agency in the U.S. government. Of note are the pro-fracking, anti-environmental...
Flint Mom-Turned-Activist Describes City’s Disturbing Declining Health By
MINNEAPOLIS — For almost three years, the residents of Flint, Michigan, have had poison running through their pipes. The city’s water supply has been tainted by lead and other dangerous pollutants since the city started drawing its water from the polluted Flint...
As Flint Suffers, Nestlé Plans Dramatic Expansion of Water Privatization in Michigan By
The state of Michigan has reportedly issued preliminary approval for bottled water behemoth Nestlé to nearly triple the amount of groundwater it will pump, to be bottled and sold at its Ice Mountain plant, which lies roughly 120 miles northwest of the beleaguered community...
Flint Residents Scared To Wash Hands Following Bacterial Outbreak By
Residents of Flint, Michigan, two years after their water was contaminated with lead and continues to be, are now afraid of bathing due to a bacterial outbreak of shigellosis, a gastrointestinal illness highly contagious. Genessee County, where Flint is located, has reported...