Stories tagged: "Flint Water Crisis"

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 17:  Gov. Rick Snyder, (R-MI), listens to members comments during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, about the Flint, Michigan water crisis, on Capitol Hill March 17, 2016 in Washington, DC. The committee is examining how lead ended up in the public drinking water in Flint, Michigan.
Disgraced Former Gov. Snyder to Finally Face Flint Water Crisis Charges

Almost seven years after the Flint water crisis shocked the world, the governor who caused it will finally face justice.

Volunteers load cases of free water into waiting vehicles at a water distribution centre at Salem Lutheran Church in Flint, Michigan, on March 5, 2016.

Flint changed its water source in April of 2014 from treated water sourced from Lake Huron as well as the Detroit River to the Flint River, but city officials allegedly failed to treat with corrosion control. The failure had a series of problems that culminated with lead contamination from aging pipes.
Keep Going Michigan: Here Are Three Human Rights Issues in Michigan That Need Your Help

Basic human rights like access to clean water are protected, first and foremost, by passionate, everyday people.

Flint residents not happy with water crisis settlement
WATCH: Former Flint Mayor Says Settlement Is Another Form of ‘Systemic Racism’

Locals agree, like Flint rapper Ira Dorsey who said, “The people of Flint deserve better than the settlement that they were offered.”

Flint residents and supporters wear shirts in 2016 that reads "Flint Lives Matter" as they wait outside the room where Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testify before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington to look into the circumstances surrounding high levels of lead found in many residents' tap water in Flint, Michigan. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Flint Settlement Is a Beginning, Not a Resolution, Says Activist Mom

Lashaya Darisaw cautions against thinking the Flint Water Crisis is resolved, and against forgetting the true scale of the disaster.

Photo courtesy Mari Copeny
Little Miss Flint Wants to Give Back to the Children of Flint—And You Can Help

Little Miss Flint says that, despite a water crisis and a pandemic, the children of the mid-Michigan city still deserve a Christmas. And she wants you to help.

FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. Multiple news outlets report Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, that the state of Michigan has reached a $600 million agreement to compensate Flint residents whose health was damaged by lead-tainted drinking water. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Flint Still Doesn’t Have Clean Water, but Michigan Is Cutting a $600M Check to Residents

Michigan is taking the first of many steps to make a broken community whole.

Photo by Michigan Municipal League via Flickr
Court Says Snyder Can’t Dodge Lawyers in Flint Water Lawsuits

Former Gov. Rick Snyder will have to provide answers on key facts related to the water switch in Flint under his administration.