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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.

Obama Drinks The Water In Flint

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama visited Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday and drank a glass of water to assure residents their taps are safe as long as they use fi...

This Town Denied It Had A Lead Problem. Now The EPA's Telling It To Give Out Bottled Water.

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics

The mayor of Galesburg, Illinois, has insisted that his town doesn't have a problem with lead pipes like the one in Flint, Michigan, that's prompted n...

Obama To Visit Flint In Wake Of Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will travel to Flint, Michigan, next week to meet with residents whose drinking water has been poisoned with lead...

Dire Straits, Charges Leave Detroit Schools Worse Off than Prison

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.26.2016 | Education
Christopher Zoukis

It's heartbreaking to hear about the atrocious conditions facing students at Detroit-area schools in recent months and even years. These learning centres are literally crumbling around their staff and students - and the situation continues to get worse.

Flint Residents Get Discounted Water Bills

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics

Residents of Flint, Michigan, have been paying the highest water bills in America for water they can't even drink because it's tainted with lead. Thi...

Michigan's Top Attorney Charges 3 Officials With Crimes Over Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michigan's attorney general is charging three state and city officials with crimes for their involvement in the Flint water contaminatio...

Rick Snyder Vows To Drink Flint Water For A Month To Prove It's Safe

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is drinking filtered water from a Flint homeowner's tap to show Flint residents he's willing to have a taste of the cris...

Michigan Residents Are Pretty Unhappy With Rick Snyder

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics

One-fifth of Michigan residents polled blame Gov. Rick Snyder (R) for the avoidable lead poisoning emergency in the city of Flint, according to a poll...

Flint Water Crisis Movie From Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Fast-Tracked at Lifetime

The Hollywood Reporter | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.13.2016 | Black Voices

One of the greatest American scandals in recent months is getting the TV-movie treatment at Lifetime. A film about the Flint water crisis is in the wo...

Beyond The Water Crisis: The Flint That Accepted Me as a Nigerian Immigrant Outsider

Ayodele Alli | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Ayodele Alli

The Flint that raised me is a city of legacy, the birthplace of the United Auto Workers and the first headquarters of General Motors (GM). The Flint that raised me was/is a dichotomy, like so many of us, going through life with a mesh of our best and worst qualities.

Defending Our Earth...and Our Rights

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Forty-five years ago, communities around the nation marched to defend the earth. They b...

Where's The Next Flint Water Crisis? Anywhere.

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

In the wake of the Flint water crisis, local governments nationwide have had to assure residents worried about brain damage and miscarriages that thei...

How Tech Can Help Us In The Next Water Crisis

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 04.04.2016 | World

Have you ever wondered if the water in your house is safe to drink? While many have been angered by the news that children in Flint, Michigan were exp...

A Day of Reckoning for Gov. Rick Snyder? Let's Raise a Glass of Clean Water to That

Bill Blum | Posted 03.29.2016 | Crime
Bill Blum

If you're waiting to see Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder brought to justice for his role in the Flint water crisis, don't hold your breath. And if you're planning to visit Flint while you wait, exercise caution before imbibing the H2O, even if state and federal regulators say the water quality has improved.

Governor Snyder: Don't Resign, Move to Flint

Ken Wilson | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
Ken Wilson

Don't resign just yet, Governor. Move to Flint. Maybe the people there could help you fix it faster than you can from Ann Arbor.