Flint-Linked Veolia Merger Brings Water Privatization Closer To ‘Global Reality’

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Veolia, one of the world’s largest private water corporations, has just announced the acquisition of 29.9 percent of Suez Water, another of the planet’s largest multinationals, with a plan to [...]

Flint Water Crisis Continues Despite Settlement

By Kim Brown, The Real News. -

In 2014, the water source of the city of Flint, Michigan, was switched from Lake Huron to the untreated and polluted Flint River, tainting the city’s water supply and setting off a chain of [...]

Feds Can Be Sued For Failures In Flint Water Crisis

By Ed White, AP News. -

The federal government can be sued for negligence in the Flint water crisis, a judge said Wednesday, citing the failure of regulators to timely act as good Samaritans and blow the whistle on lead [...]

600 Million Dollar Settlement In Flint Water Case

By Amanda Mills, Nation of Change. -

The state of Michigan has reached a settlement agreeing to pay $600 million to the victims of the Flint water crisis. Most of this money will be allocated to children in the city who were exposed [...]

Flint Prosecutors Say Investigation On Track Despite Earlier Statute Of Limitations Warning

By Andrew Roth, Flintbeat.com. -

Flint, MI – Leaders of the Flint water crisis prosecution team said in a statement Friday that their investigation remains on track despite an earlier warning about a looming statute of [...]

Firm Knew About Lead In Flint’s Water But Didn’t Warn Public, Emails Show

By Emily Holden, Ron Fonger and Jessica Glenza, Mlive.com -

FLINT, MI -- Executives at Veolia knew that families in Flint might be at risk of being poisoned by lead in their tap water months before the city publicly admitted the problem in 2015, according [...]

Judge Determines Flint Residents Can Sue US Government For Water Crisis

By Andrew Emett, Nationofchange.org -

A federal judge recently determined that residents of Flint, Michigan have the right to file lawsuits against the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to immediately intervene on [...]

Flint Water Crisis Ongoing: ‘We Are Still Suffering’

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

The water, which was insufficiently treated, “leached lead from service lines and contaminated the city’s water, exposing 100,000 people,” AlterNet reported. On top of that disaster, there was an [...]

Top Ranking Michigan Official Ordered To Go To Trial Over Flint Water Crisis

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

Nick Lyon will stand trial for involuntary manslaughter after a Legionnaires' disease outbreak reportedly killed 12 and sickened close to 90 people in 2014 and 2015. An investigation into the [...]

Fraudulence In Flint: How Suspect Science Helped Declare The Water Crisis Over

By Jordan Chariton, Truthdig.com -

Nakiya Wakes sat across from me in a Flint, Mich., coffee shop on one of those cloudy, dreary days symbolic of the reeling Rust Belt city. It was March 2017, nearly two years after Wakes had the [...]

Coalition Of Water Protectors Call For Nestlé Boycott

By Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, -

By Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation. Mecosta, MI – Great Lakes water protector groups including U.S., Canadian, and Indigenous representatives united at the Water Is Life: Strengthening [...]

Nestlé Pays $200 A Year To Bottle Water Near Flint

By Jessica Glenzain, www.theguardian.com -

By Jessica Glenzain for The Guardian - While Flint battles a water crisis, just two hours away the beverage giant pumps almost 100,000 times what an average Michigan resident uses into plastic [...]

Flint Mom-Turned-Activist Describes City’s Disturbing Declining Health

By Mnar Muhawesh, www.mintpressnews.com -

By Mnar Muhawesh for Mint Press News - MINNEAPOLIS — For almost three years, the residents of Flint, Michigan, have had poison running through their pipes. The city’s water supply has been [...]

Activists: Charges In Flint Crisis Won’t Restore Faith In Government

By Auditi Guha, www.rewire.news -

By Auditi Guha for Rewire - Karina Petri, founder of Project Flint, said grassroots organizations like hers are struggling to find a voice for residents who have given up, some of whom have gone [...]

Michigan Fights Order For Increased Water Delivery To Flint

By Lucy Tiven, www.attn.com -

By Lucy Tiven for ATTN - The order, which was issued last Thursday by U.S. District Judge David Lawson, demanded the state deliver four cases of bottled water per person every week to Flint [...]

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