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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...
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...
Four Million Americans Have Dangerously High Lead Levels In Their Water By
The NRDC examined the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) violation and enforcement records from 2013-2015 and found that over 3.9 million people have water flowing into their homes that exceeds the agency’s action level. “Americans take it for granted that...
The Stage Is Set For Riots In Flint Michigan By
Flint, Michigan – The United States has seen more than its fair share of riots over the last couple of years. Many like to see riots as spontaneous events that are completely unpredictable; and some forms of riots are, such as those after sporting events. Most,...
‘Only the Beginning’: Three Face Criminal Charges In Flint Water Crisis By
Update: According to MLive, the individuals charged are Flint employee Michael Glasgow and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employees Steven Busch and Michael Prysby. MLive reports: Glasgow is accused of tampering with evidence when he allegedly changed...