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Cher's First Acting Role In 7 Years Will Be A Movie About The Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.06.2017 | Entertainment

Cher has been an outspoken critic of Gov. Rick Snyder for his handling of the nearly three-year-long water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Now she will sta...

How Do You Finance Replacing Millions Of Dollars Worth Of Lead Pipes?

Michael Curley | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics
Michael Curley

The people of Flint and the thousands of other cities who have water contaminated by lead are between a rock and a hard place.

The EPA Knows How To Prevent The Next Flint. Will A Trump EPA Do It?

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics

It is becoming increasingly clear that many of the conditions that contributed to the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, are also present in tho...

Top City Officials Charged In Flint Water Crisis Investigation

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (R) announced criminal charges Tuesday against four former Flint officials as part of an investigation into th...

The 'Next Flint' Could Already Be Happening For 4 Million Americans

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics

If you’re looking for the location of the “next Flint” water crisis, you might want to head to the countryside. That’s because small, rural a...

Veterans Who Stood With Standing Rock Say They're Heading To Flint Next

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 12.08.2016 | Green

U.S. military veterans who traveled to North Dakota to support the Standing Rock Sioux in opposing the Dakota Access pipeline have new plans to organi...

Can We Trust The Water?

Kim Glas | Posted 12.06.2016 | Green
Kim Glas

All American's should trust that their water is safe and that their local infrastructure is reliable.

A Moment for Education Leaders

Amber Arellano | Posted 11.22.2016 | Education
Amber Arellano

This letter first appeared in The Education Trust-Midwest's weekly Michigan Education Update on November 22, 2016. Sign up for weekly updates here. ...

Michigan Fights To Avoid Delivering Water To Flint Residents

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics

Michigan is fighting a judge’s order to deliver water to Flint residents who do not have safe drinking water, claiming it would be overly expensive ...

Another Presidential Election Season Nearly Come And Gone Again With No Real Discussion Of Environmental Issues

Todd Pollak | Posted 11.02.2016 | Green
Todd Pollak

It does not matter who starts the conversation--what matters is that the conversation gets started.

EPA Should Have Declared Emergency In Flint Much Earlier Than It Did

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Environmental Protection Agency should have intervened in the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, long before it did, according to a w...

Friday Talking Points -- Media Gets Played By Trump, Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The media got played by Donald Trump this morning, once again. Picture Charlie Brown lying flat on his back, wondering why he keeps falling for the old kick-the-football bit.

The Senate Finally Passed Funding To Help Flint, But The City's Wait Continues

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― For months senators have argued over whether they should approve money to help Flint, Michigan, rebuild its contaminated water system. ...

Pastor Chides Donald Trump For Electioneering At Her Church

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics

The pastor of a black church interrupted Donald Trump’s remarks in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday as the Republican presidential nominee began to att...

These Students Delivered 300 Cases Of Water To Flint's Senior Citizens

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 08.04.2016 | Fifty

In the midst of Flint, Michigan’s dangerous water crisis, a group of Detroit high school students saw an opportunity to help the city’s senior cit...

Our Drinking Water Regulation Is So Weak Even Flint's Water Got A Pass

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal drinking water rules are so relaxed that not even the city of Flint, Michigan, has been cited for a violation, even though many ...

EPA Says Filtered Flint Drinking Water Is Safe To Drink

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

DETROIT (Reuters) - Federal officials said on Thursday it is safe for anyone to drink properly filtered water in Flint, Michigan, where a public healt...

How One Community Of Churchgoers And Former Convicts Is Fighting For Flint

Elite Daily | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.07.2016 | Black Voices

There is perhaps no city in the United States that knows what it means to fight and struggle for survival quite like Flint, Michigan. Between economic...

In light of all the lead: Let's take care of the basics.

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 06.06.2016 | Science
Joe S. Whitworth

In a time-honored, headline-killing move, late Friday afternoon before a long weekend, Portland, Oregon's Public School Superintendent slipped in an a...

Scientists: Flint Water Safe For Bathing, Contrary To Mark Ruffalo

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unfiltered tap water in Flint, Michigan, is still unsafe for drinking, but a team of researchers said this week they can find no scienti...

Fixing America's Water Crisis

Kim Glas | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Kim Glas

Let's face it: our water infrastructure is crumbling. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that there are 240,000 water main breaks in the United States each year, averaging to about 700 each day.

Mark Ruffalo's Water Nonprofit Has Allied Itself With An Opportunistic Sponge Salesman

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

Ever since oil giant BP used his product as part of the cleanup after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, Scott Smith has traveled the world pitc...

Mark Ruffalo Is Spreading Bogus Info In Flint, Scientist Says

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics

Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo's environmental advocacy group is spreading misinformation about the water in Flint, Michigan, according to a respected sc...

Crisis in Flint Lingers; Faith Rises Amid Faces of the Poisoned

John W. Fountain | Posted 05.11.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

Photo: Pamela Powell, a native daughter of Flint whose parents still live there said she feels betrayed by the government, which switched the city's w...

After Newark and Flint -- Mandating Clean Water for All School Kids

Donald M. Payne, Jr. | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Donald M. Payne, Jr.

When I traveled to Michigan last month as part of a Congressional delegation to hear directly from the families impacted by the Flint water crisis, I had a thought in the back of my head that a similar crisis could happen in New Jersey, particularly in Newark, our nation's third-oldest city.