After Bottling Michigan’s Clean Water, Nestle Comes Under Fire For Ties To Snyder Admin

Nestle, which bottles 200 gallons of Michigan water per minute and has ties to the Snyder administration, has become a target for activists who don’t want the corporation to profit from the Flint water crisis.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, center, meets with senior staff to begin his first morning as governor, his chief of staff Dennis Muchmore, right. is married to Nestle's Michigan spokesperson Deb Muchmore. Jan. 3, 2011, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

FLINT, Michigan --- As celebrities, corporations and citizens alike donates thousands of gallons of bottled water to the lead-poisoned residents of Flint, Michigan, Nestle, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of bottled water, has come under fire for its ties to the state’s water woes. The global food and drink giant teamed up with

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Michigan Gov. Know About Flint’s Toxic Water For Over A Year

As far back as February 2015, the governor’s administration was informed of issues with Flint’s water.

Only seven emails sent by Gov. Rick Snyder related to the city's water system were included in Wednesday's release. (Photo: AP)

Redacted emails released Wednesday by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder show that his administration was informed of problems with Flint's water almost a year ago, many months before the embattled governor or his staff begrudgingly admitted to bearing any responsibility for poisoning a city—or for fixing the problem. A background memo sent to the

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On Behalf Of City Poisoned By Water, Residents File Suit Against Gov. Snyder

Meanwhile, officials probe possible link between water crisis and deadly cases of Legionnaires’ Disease.

Tap water in a Flint hospital on Oct. 16, 2015. (Photo: Joyce Zhu /

Michigan residents who say they've suffered injury from drinking lead-contaminated water have filed a class-action lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder, the state, and the city of Flint. Plaintiffs Doris Collins, Robin Pleasant, and Jason Phinisee, all Flint residents who paid for—and in some cases continue to pay for—undrinkable water, filed the

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Calls For Arrest Of Michigan Governor As Poisoned Water Scandal Explodes

‘To poison all the children in an historic American city is no small feat’

Flint residents receive free water being distributed at the Lincoln Park United Methodist Church in Flint, Mich. Feb. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Calls for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's ouster—and arrest—are growing after internal emails showed that his high-level staffers were aware of lead poisoning in Flint's public water supply six months before the administration declared a state of emergency. According to the newly-released emails, which were obtained by NBC News, Snyder's chief

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Michigan Governor Signs Bill Requiring Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients

“This pilot program is intended to help ensure recipients get the wrap-around services they need to overcome drug addiction and lead successful lives. We’ll then have opportunity to assess effectiveness and outcomes,.”

Gov. Rick Snyder speaks at a news conference in Lansing, Mich. (AP/Paul Sancya) Welfare recipients in some Michigan counties will soon be tested if they’re suspected of using drugs, under a set of bills signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder this week. The Senate and House bills, which were signed into law Friday, will create a yearlong

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Michigan Fights To Keep State From Implementing ‘Rape Insurance’ Law

“Women shouldn’t have to ‘plan ahead’ for sexual assault, or be punished for not ‘prepping’ after being raped,” wrote petitioners seeking to get the bill struck down.

Randy Richardville

In December, the Michigan State Legislature approved a measure that would require women to purchase additional insurance for a health insurance plan that includes abortion coverage -- even in cases of rape and incest. Without the additional coverage, women would be forced to pay entirely out of pocket for abortion procedures that can cost anywhere

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