Michigan’s approval of Nestlé’s new permit was not just done in spite of opposition from residents, it was a complete rejection of the authority of local governments to govern the use of their own resources.
Prosecutors will try to prove five Michigan officials were responsible for a Legionnaires’ death because they knew about the problem, but failed to warn the public. Similar cases of environmental disasters have not resulted in convictions, but there are reasons Flint could break the mold.
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 a move virtually unheard of in modern American