Category Archives: Environment

Water Street closed due to PCBs

I went to take the dog for a walk this evening and came across the above sign. I had no idea what was going on until I arrived home and found the following note posted to Facebook. THE BORDER TO BORDER TRAIL LOCATED ON THE WATER STREET DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY The […]

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Was the road to Flint paved by frackers?

A few weeks ago I posed a question here based on something Flint attorney Alec Gibbs had told me back in 2014 about the possible origins of the KWA pipeline. “Could the Flint water crisis have its origins in a desire to open up new areas of Michigan to fracking?,” I asked. And, since then, […]

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In an ironic twist, House Republicans, who, up until a few weeks ago, wanted to see the EPA dismantled, argued this morning that what happened in Flint was due to the agency not being aggressive enough

Several people testified before the House Oversight Committee today about the poisoning of Flint’s citizens, including Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards and Flint resident Lee Anne Walters. While most of the local coverage, I suspect, will focus on Congressman Jason Chaffetz’s forceful promise early in the proceedings to have the U.S. Marshals “hunt down” former […]

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While it’s nice that people are sending bottles of water to Flint, I can’t help but wonder where all of that money is going

I’ve been thinking a lot today about the millions and millions of little, single-serving bottles of water being sent to Flint by people around the world… On the whole, I think it’s a good thing. And I love knowing I live in a world where people so desperately want to help that they’re willing to […]

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Could the Flint water crisis have its origins in a desire to open up new areas of Michigan to fracking?

In July of 2014 I interviewed Flint attorney Alec Gibbs about the state takeover of Flint, why it happened, and the damage that, by that point, was already underway. It was a great discussion. And, because Gibbs got into a lot of depth not only about what had happened in Flint, but the history of […]

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