Despite the city announcing a moratorium on water shutoffs and a program to help thousands of residents restore service last month, people in Detroit are still reporting lack of access to water and even ongoing shutoffs.
Citing poor air quality and environmental racism, residents of the majority Black neighborhood surrounding the plant had long fought for its closure.
“He could be terminated certainly, he could be demoted, he could opt for retirement, the investigation is very early right now.”
Michigan has meanwhile presented itself as the ground zero of water problems, as the people of Detroit worked to make themselves a model for solutions.
Her progressive thinking and "fiery rhetoric" got her a win over many established Democrats, the Detroit Free Press said, who also endorsed Tlaib.
A recent study predicts that in the next five years, more than one-third of Americans will not be able to afford their water.
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