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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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Saying they “delayed our action plan,” Rick Snyder lays the blame for the Flint water disaster at the feet of “career civil servants” who cared more about process than people

You have to give him credit for having chutzpah. It took him a few days, but our Governor, with he help of multiple consultants and a few top flight PR firms, is attempting not just to deflect blame for what happened in Flint, but actually turn the deadly public health crisis into an anti-government parable […]

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Homeless students share their stories, a Flint mother tells about the poisoning of her family, and a local business owner divulges details of his rock and roll past… on episode 36 of The Saturday Six Pack

HOMELESSNESS AMONG STUDENTS IN WASHTENAW COUNTY… After kicking things off with the awesome into song written by our recent guest Frank Allison, we jumped right into things with Eastern Michigan University student Ramone Williams, the subject of a recent investigative piece on homelessness among Michigan’s college students. Williams told us about the circumstances that lead […]

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This is why we use the word “coverup” when talking about the Flint water crisis

In 1991, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a regulation to control the levels of lead and copper in American drinking water. This regulation, which is known as the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), required that, by January 1, 1997, “public water systems serving more than 50,000 people… survey their own corrosion control systems and […]

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The Feds are investigating the Snyder administration’s role in poisoning the children of Flint

On December 31, the editors of the Flint Journal printed an editorial asking Governor Snyder to go beyond just apologizing for the public health emergency caused by his administration Flint and open up state records to federal investigators, so it could be determined how it came to pass that the people of Flint were not […]

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