Tag: Environmental Racism

Obama's No Discrimination Advisory to Louisiana Receives Backlash

Conservative media outlets, a Louisiana candidate for Senate and others have slammed President Barack Obama after his administration instructed the state not to discriminate when assisting Louisianans impacted by the recent flooding. Last week the Obama administration released a 16-page guidance warning Louisiana “to ensure that individuals and communities affected…

UN: No Flint Crisis if City Was 'Well-off or overwhelmingly white'

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, would likely not have occurred “if the affected population group was well-off or overwhelmingly white,” according to Philip Alston, an expert speaking on behalf of the United Nations. “[Had] elected officials been much more careful, there would have been a timely response to complaints…

Gov. Officials Charged in Flint Water Crisis

Three officials have been charged for their involvement in the Flint water crisis, including for tampering with evidence, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Wednesday. These charges mark the first to be filed against government employees in response to the situation. And more charges should be expected, according to Schuette….

Lawsuit Filed Against Flint Government for Gross Negligence

Seven families in Flint, Michigan, have filed a class-action lawsuit citing gross negligence at the hands of Gov. Rick Snyder in response to the effects of the city’s lead-contaminated water crisis. In April of 2014, Flint switched its water source from Detroit Water and Sewage Department to the Flint River….

Flint Water Crisis: Gov. Snyder Ducks Testifying to Congress

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder turned down an invitation to testify in front of the U.S. House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee earlier this week about Flint’s ongoing water contamination crisis. According to a spokesperson for Snyder, the governor was scheduled to present a 2017 budget plan at the same time…