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 [...]

VMA Protestors Put Spotlight On Lead Water Crisis

By Rema Rahman, Tapinto.net -

NEWARK, NJ - As throngs of attendees in cocktail dresses and casual suits lined up around the Prudential Center Monday eagerly awaiting entrance to MTV’s Video Music Awards, Anthony Diaz blew [...]

Lead-Based Paint Found In Half Of All Inspected Schools

By Marilynne R Wood, Theconversation.com -

With all the emphasis that has been placed on making sure children are safe from the hazards of lead-based paint at home, similar efforts would seem just as important for America’s schools. After [...]

Thousands Of Communities Have Lead Levels Worse Than Flint

By M.B. Pell and Joshua Schneyer, www.reuters.com -

By M.B. Pell and Joshua Schneyer for Reuters - ST. JOSEPH, Missouri – On a sunny November afternoon in this historic city, birthplace of the Pony Express and death spot of Jesse James, Lauranda [...]

33 Cities Cheated On Lead Contamination Tests

By Katie Pohlman, www.ecowatch.com -

By Katie Pohlman for Eco Watch - At least 33 cities in the U.S. cheated when testing water for lead contamination. With these “cheats” the cities misrepresented the amount of lead in their water [...]

Report Blames State And Federal Government For Flint Water Crisis

By Andrew Emett, www.nationofchange.org -

By Andrew Emett for Nation of Change - Appointed by the governor, the Flint Water Advisory Task Force recently released a damaging report accusing state and federal agencies of prolonged inaction [...]

Flint’s Best Hope For Justice? The Streets

By Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, www.theguardian.com -

By Marsha Coleman-Adebayo for The Guardian - If there is to be justice for the people of Flint, it will not be found inside the halls of Congress. It will come from where it always does: the [...]

8 Powerful Moments From Ryan Coogler’s #JusticeForFlint Event

By Zeba Blay, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Zeba Blay for The Huffington Post - The most important star-studded event taking place Sunday night wasn't the Oscars -- it was director Ryan Coogler's #JusticeForFlint charity concert. The [...]

Who Decides: People Power Vs. Non-Elected Emergency Managers

By Shea Howell, www.conversationsthatyouwillneverfinish.wordpress.com -

By Shea Howell for The Boggs Blog - The toxic water in Flint has vividly brought to light the toxic consequences of right wing republican thinking that government should be run like a business. [...]

Flint Residents Charged Highest Water Rates Across Country

By Bryce Covert, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Bryce Covert for Think Progress - Not only did Flint residents drink tap water contaminated with lead and other chemicals throughout 2015, but they were also paying the highest prices in the [...]

EPA’s Deliberate Poisoning Of Flint’s Children

By Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, www.blackagendareport.com -

By Marsha Coleman-Adebayo for Black Agenda Report - Flint, Michigan, was declared a “sacrifice zone” because its majority Black and poor population’s “presence is no longer required and their [...]

The Long, Ugly History Of The Politics Of Lead Poisoning

By Laura Bliss, www.citylab.com -

By Laura Bliss for City Lab - Roughly 9,000 children under the age of six were exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water in Flint, Michigan, between April 2014 and October 2015. [...]

Flint Whistleblowers Who Exposed Their Poisoned Water

By Larry Gabriel, www.yesmagazine.org -

By Larry Gabriel for Yes Magazine - The actions of a small group of dedicated activists in the Coalition for Clean Water led to the revelation that Flint, Michigan, residents were being poisoned [...]

Flint Water Crisis, Iowa Caucus Debacle, Obama Signs TPP

By Dennis Trainor, Jr., www.acronymtv.com -

By Dennis Trainor, Jr. for Acronym TV - This week on Acronym TV - Congressional hearings on the Flint water crisis were convened on Wednesday but two of the people on the top of the list of [...]

18 Cities In Pennsylvania Report Higher Levels Of Lead Than Flint

By Sarah Frostenson, www.vox.com -

By Sarah Frostenson for Vox - The lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan, was a surprise, an emergency that occurred after the city switched to a new, cheaper water source. But there are at [...]

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