Tag: Flint Water Crisis

Hillary Clinton weighs in AGAIN on the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water by the Snyder administration

Hillary Clinton weighs in AGAIN on the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water by the Snyder administration

Yesterday, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton issued a statement on the ongoing crisis in Flint, Michigan where their drinking water has been poisoned with lead due to misconduct by the administration of Gov. Rick Snyder. In that statement, Clinton called the actions of Snyder administration “unconscionable” and applauded the Department of Justice for joining the Environmental Protection Agency for investigating . […]

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Wouldn’t it be outrageous if Flint was still billing its residents for water? Hah! Oh, wait. They are.

Wouldn’t it be outrageous if Flint was still billing its residents for water? Hah! Oh, wait. They are.

Imagine if you lived in a city where the drinking water supply had been poisoned by lead after cost-saving measures were enacted by an unelected, appointed official. Now imagine you were being billed for that “privilege”. Pretty outrageous, right? I mean who would have the audacity to bill people for THAT? Flint, Michigan, that’s who: Residents of the impoverished City […]

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AUDIO: My “appearance” on the Majority Report with Sam Seder today talking about the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water

AUDIO: My “appearance” on the Majority Report with Sam Seder today talking about the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water

This afternoon I was on Sam Seder’s Majority Report radio show talking about the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water.

Here is the audio (my bit starts at the 10-minute mark):

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UPDATED: Obama Chief of Staff on Flint water poisoning: “Nobody has asked us [for] anything yet”

UPDATED: Obama Chief of Staff on Flint water poisoning: “Nobody has asked us [for] anything yet”

Now that a state of emergency has been declared in the city of Flint over the poisoning of their drinking water by the Snyder administration, you might think that all resources are being brought to bear to resolve this human-made catastrophe. After all, the state government has a new website, Michigan.gov/FlintWater sporting a snazzy new logo and a quote from […]

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Hillary Clinton weighs in on the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water

Hillary Clinton weighs in on the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water

It’s clear that the story of the poisoning of Flint, Michigan’s drinking water by the Snyder administration has finally broken through to the national news. It’s not only being reported by major national news outlets, presidential candidates are now weighing in. Today, Hillary Clinton issued this statement: The situation in Flint, Michigan, is extremely concerning. No parent should have to […]

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The worst part about the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water is that nobody will go to prison for it

The worst part about the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water is that nobody will go to prison for it

No Snyder administration officials will be held accountable. And that’s exactly the problem. At long last, after activists and elected officials and even bloggers like LOLGOP and I have been sounding the alarm about the poisoning of Flint residents with lead in their drinking water, the story has finally hit the national stage. In the past week, in addition to […]

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BREAKING: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder finally declares a state of emergency in Flint over water poisoning by state

BREAKING: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder finally declares a state of emergency in Flint over water poisoning by state

Nearly a year after evidence surfaced that there was a very serious, odorless, and invisible poisonous menace lurking in the water of Flint, Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder has finally declared a state of emergency in the devastated city: Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency for Flint and Genesee County Tuesday as a result of the contaminated drinking water […]

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UPDATED: Maddow continues to press Flint water poisoning story, U.S. Attorney’s Office investigating

UPDATED: Maddow continues to press Flint water poisoning story, U.S. Attorney’s Office investigating

Last night, Rachel Maddow covered the Flint water lead poisoning story for a third time in the past month. In the segment, she lauded the Michigan press – including the ACLU’s crack investigative journalist Curt Guyette who wasn’t named explicitly – for their vigilance and doggedness in pursuing this story, something I agree with completely. For this report, Maddow brought […]

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The kids of Flint have been poisoned due to Rick Snyder’s “truly unbelievable, reckless radicalism”

The kids of Flint have been poisoned due to Rick Snyder’s “truly unbelievable, reckless radicalism”

The Flint water crisis was declared a state of emergency by Mayor Karen Weaver this week — something we’ve known for months. But much of the nation still has no idea what has been perpetrated against the people of this battered city. One person is trying to change that. “Governor, the water of the city of Flint, Michigan has been […]

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UPDATED: Snyder admin knew risk of Flint lead poisoning in 2013, changed 2015 lead test results that would have required action

UPDATED: Snyder admin knew risk of Flint lead poisoning in 2013, changed 2015 lead test results that would have required action

Four years ago in 2011, the city of Flint commissioned a report to investigate the use of the Flint River to supply water to the city. The report, which was sent to state officials in 2013 detailed the risk of lead leaching by the more corrosive river water and emphasized the need for phosphate corrosion control to prevent lead from […]

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UPDATED: Flint Mayor Dayne Walling talks about Flint’s water crisis, Emergency Managers, and the State government

UPDATED: Flint Mayor Dayne Walling talks about Flint’s water crisis, Emergency Managers, and the State government

As the water crisis has unfolded in Flint over the past few months, there has been an enormous amount of finger pointing and blame shifting going around. Just this week, Darnell Earley wrote an op-ed piece for The Detroit News absolving himself of any of that blame, despite the fact that he or one of his predecessors was in charge […]

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