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#Flint: More Red Tape, but No Clean Water Yet. Judge Extends Deadline for Mich. City to Choose Water Source

It has been 1,277 days since the people of Flint, Mich., have had clean water in their pipes. In that time, they have continued to suffer the aftereffects of an extreme example of environmental racism. The City Council was supposed to decide on a permanent source of water by Monday, but once again, that decision is on…

#Flint: An Update and a Reminder That It Has Been 1,196 Days Since the Mich. City Had Clean Drinking Water

The people of Flint, Mich., still do not have clean water in their taps, but what they do have is a three-and-a-half-year legacy of bureaucratic bullshit and red tape, lead poisoning, outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease, sick babies and children, and a whole lot of back-and-forth between the city and the state over who…

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#Flint: State Files Lawsuit Against City After Council Refused to Approve Long-Term Water Contract With Detroit

The Flint, Mich., City Council refused to approve a 30-year contract with Great Lakes Water Authority out of Detroit on Monday, despite a mandatory deadline imposed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. On Wednesday the state responded by filing a lawsuit against Flint, alleging that the city is…

Flint, Mich., Water Crisis: How Much Is Gov. Snyder Responsible?

We knew the Flint, Mich., water crisis had poisoned people‚ÄĒnow the investigation has reached the point of manslaughter charges. Along with several others, Nick Lyon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, was charged June 14 with misconduct in office and involuntary manslaughter for his role‚Ķ

#Flint: Judge Rules Residents Can Continue Their Lawsuit Against City, State Officials 

Late Monday, a federal judge in Ann Arbor, Mich., ruled that residents may continue with their lawsuit against the city of Flint and top state water officials in Michigan over allegations that they violated the residents‚Äô ‚Äúbodily integrity‚ÄĚ by exposing them to lead-contaminated water and failing to disclose the‚Ķ