Tag: Water

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….

Don't Want to Drink the Water we Poisoned Show us Your ID!

While the Flint water crisis has disproportionately affected Michigan’s poorest population, reports that Flint’s undocumented immigrants are too scared to seek clean water are compounding the disaster. According to widespread reports, residents have been asked to provide valid state identification in order to receive free water bottles, filters, replacement cartridges…

Mich. Gov. Ignores Safety, Poisons Poor Black Residents to Save a Buck

The growing toxic water crisis and preventable lead poisoning of residents in Flint, Mich., has many people talking, from community leaders and celebrities calling on the governor to resign, to President Barack Obama declaring a state of emergency. But, ironically, some of the nation’s most vocal personalities Republican presidential front-runner…