Tag Archives: Freedom of Information Act

With a number of staffers now confirming that Snyder not only knew of the toxic water situation in Flint a year ago, but had been asked to address it, all pretense of “plausible deniability” is gone

Up until last night, when Rick Snyder’s office released an additional 2,528 pages of emails from his executive staff related to the Flint water crisis, I’d thought that our “let’s run government like a business” governor might possibly be able to escape the consequences of his actions. Now, though, I’m not so sure. Thanks to […]

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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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U-M study finds that death rates are 34-40% higher for construction workers in right-to-work states

If you ever find yourself wondering why it is that Republicans have it in for folks associated with institutions of higher learning, look no further than this recent study released by Roland Zullo of the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy. Here’s a clip from the study’s executive summary. […]

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Bill Moyers on why facts matter

Bill Moyers, speaking a few weeks ago before a group of broadcasters on the importance of investigative journalism, had the following to say about the Freedom of Information Act and Wikileaks. The entire speech is worth a read, but I found this section to be of particular interest. …Here’s a sidebar: I remember vividly the […]

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