More than five years after Flint’s water crisis first hit the news, the city has successfully lowered the lead levels in its...
“Trump’s EPA cannot change important water quality protections at the whim of industry interests. It’s not only disruptive to Washington’s environmental efforts over the past two years, it’s a clear violation of the Clean Water Act.
Proposed legislation would use funds from development on contaminated sites to help offset costs of cleaning tainted drinking water.
"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."
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.
“The EPA was well aware that the Flint River was highly corrosive and posed a significant danger of lead leaching” into residents’ homes.
"It's time for Nestlé to really take some responsibility for the magnitude of its contribution to the problem."
Despite over 10,000 factory farms and almost no Clean Water Act regulation, EPA denies petition to withdraw Iowa’s pollution program.
"The concern is that while we are not taking much action, children are being damaged on a generational level."