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How you can stop Nestlé from taking our water

At about this time last year, we had a conversation here about Nestlé’s aggressive push to extract, bottle and sell Michigan’s fresh water. Well, as you may have heard, the Swiss company now has plans to nearly double the amount of groundwater they’re taking to 210 million gallons a year, and, as you might expect, […]

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The unsellable houses of Bell Street, part two

A few days ago, I posted a story here about the recent re-zoning of a neighborhood southeast of the intersection of Spring and Huron, and how, as a result, at least one homeowner on Bell Street, Erin Snyder, was finding it difficult to sell her property. [The southern stretch of Bell Street had been re-zoned […]

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Why are we just now finding out the extent of the contamination on Water Street?

Over the past several weeks, it’s come to light that Water Street, the 38-acre parcel of downtown, riverfront property that the City of Ypsilanti has been trying to develop for the past 16 years, may be significantly more toxic than we’d previously been led to believe. What follows is the first of what I’m hoping […]

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Demands for accountability grow as news of Flint water crisis goes national

Over the past several days, in the wake of the announcement that the U.S. Attorney’s Office had launched a formal investigation into the Flint water crisis, we’re finally starting to see the issue get the attention that it deserves nationally. It was not only a subject of discussion on Meet the Press this morning, where […]

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