Thursday, April 9, 2020

Tag: Flint Water crisis

At least 2% of U.S. public water systems are like Flint’s...

More than five years after Flint’s water crisis first hit the news, the city has successfully lowered the lead levels in its...

No justice: Prosecutors throw out charges in Flint water crisis

“Words cannot express how disappointed I am that justice continues to be delayed and denied to the people of my city."

New search warrants in Flint water crisis probe raise serious and...

"The people of Flint deserve answers. Hopefully this investigation will yield them. And there needs to be accountability for those involved in creating this crisis, including former Governor Snyder."

Flint: 5 years later, and our water is more threatened than...

High levels of lead leached from the old pipes, poisoning a generation of Flint's children, and bacteria responsible for an outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease killed more than a dozen residents.

World to Flint kids: We still see you

“I wanted every kid in Flint to be reminded that the world sees them, supports them and loves them.”

Progressive Briefing for Wednesday, August 22

Paul Manafort found guilty, Michael Cohen pleads guilty, EPA admits Trump would sacrifice lives for coal, and more.

Progressive Briefing for Friday, July 27, 2018

What you need to know about the Democratic Socialists of America, as Trump Administration misses family reunification deadline, children protest "horrific" immigration policy, and more.

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Another oil spill, fracking fuels climate change, Mueller investigates Blackwater founder Erik Prince, and more.

Michigan to stop giving bottled water to Flint residents

Over 12,000 lead or galvanized steel pipes that could potentially bring lead-contaminated water are still in use.

Bruno Mars donates $1 million to Flint water crisis relief effort

“Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it’s important that we don’t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster.”

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