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Flint water crisis
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Court Throws Out
Against Rick Snyder
Jun 28, 2022 5:42 PM CDT
Court Throws Out Flint Charges Against Rick Snyder
Former Michigan governor's lawyers slam 'vindictive' prosecution
: Charges against former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder in connection with the Flint water scandal have been thrown out by the state's top court. The Michigan Supreme Court ruled in a 6-0 decision Monday that while state laws authorize a judge acting as a one-person grand jury "to...
$600M Flint Settlement
Nov 10, 2021 7:10 PM CST
Judge Approves $600M Flint Settlement
Thousands will be eligible for payments over contaminated water
: Calling it "a remarkable achievement," a judge in Michigan has approved a $626.5 million settlement for thousands of people in Flint whose water was contaminated with lead. US District Judge Judith Levy said Wednesday that the package "is consistent for every qualifying participant, regardless...
Report: Ex-Gov Will Be
Charged in Flint Water Probe
Jan 12, 2021 6:21 PM CST
Report: Ex-Gov Will Be Charged in Flint Water Probe
Sources say Snyder, other officials have been told they will face charges
- Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director, and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal, which devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water and was blamed for a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in 2014-15, insiders say....
Jarring Flint Quote: 'People
Have to Die of Something'
Sep 10, 2019 8:25 AM CDT
Jarring Flint Quote: 'People Have to Die of Something'
Scientist quotes former state health chief as saying that in 2016, though Nick Lyon denies it
- Last week, the PBS program
delivered a wrenching quote related to the Flint water crisis . "It's not safe. We're not ready. People are gonna die." The words were from a water plant foreman in 2014, just as the city began using the Flint River as...
Foreman at Flint Water Plant
Warned 'People Are Gonna Die'
Sep 7, 2019 5:11 PM CDT
Foreman at Flint Water Plant Warned 'People Are Gonna Die'
Matt McFarland's alarm is reported in upcoming PBS documentary
- The warning is about as stark as it gets: “It’s not safe. We’re not ready. People are gonna die." The words were from Matt McFarland, who worked as a foreman at the water plant in Flint, Michigan, in 2014—just before the city began using the...
Nature' for New
Aug 23, 2019 11:05 AM CDT
City Official Blames 'Mother Nature' for New Flint Mess
2M gallons of raw sewage spill into Flint River
- Flint is still contending with its long-standing water issues , and now there's a new mess in the beleaguered Michigan city. MLive.com reports that "months after dire warnings" of reaching a "critical point," 2 million gallons of raw sewage ended up in the Flint River Sunday,...
'Stunning' Reversal in
Flint Water Crisis
Jun 13, 2019 3:00 PM CDT
'Stunning' Reversal in Flint Water Crisis
Prosecutors drop charges, vow fresh probe
- Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water crisis and pledged to start from scratch the investigation into one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in US history. The stunning decision comes more than three years—and millions of dollars—after authorities began examining the...
Felony Charges Dropped
in Flint Water Case
Dec 27, 2018 4:05 AM CST
Felony Charges Dropped in Flint Water Case
2 regulators take plea deals
- Two Michigan environmental regulators implicated in the Flint water scandal pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor Wednesday in exchange for more serious charges being dropped, bringing to six the number of officials who have agreed to such deals. Stephen Busch pleaded no contest to disturbing a public meeting, and Michael...
Elon Musk for
a Promise Kept
Oct 10, 2018 10:10 AM CDT
Flint Thanks Elon Musk for a Promise Kept
Donation will pay for water filtration systems at schools
- Clean drinking water—it's an underappreciated luxury coming at long last to students in Flint, Mich., thanks to Elon Musk. Following his July vow to assist in the Flint water crisis, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO and the Musk Foundation donated $480,350 to the Flint City School District,...
Miss America Intro
Is Getting Major Props
Sep 10, 2018 11:00 AM CDT
Miss Michigan's Miss America Intro Is Getting Major Props
She used her intro time to call out the ongoing Flint, Michigan, water crisis
- Emily Sioma may not have won Sunday night's Miss America pageant , but many commentators believe she had the best introduction of any contestant. "From the state with 84% of the US' fresh water but none for its residents to drink, I am Miss Michigan Emily Sioma," she...
Watchdog to EPA:
You Need to Do Better
After Flint Crisis
Jul 19, 2018 2:01 PM CDT
Watchdog to EPA: You Need to Do Better After Flint Crisis
Federal watchdog calls on EPA to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems
- A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems in the wake of the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan, the AP reports. The EPA's Office of Inspector General says in a report that the agency must take steps now...
Elon Musk Promises to Fix
Flint Water Contamination
Jul 12, 2018 2:04 AM CDT
Elon Musk Promises to Fix Flint Water Contamination
He says anybody who needs a filter will get one
- He sent a sports car to space , but can he fix Flint's water crisis? Elon Musk says the answer is yes. In response to a request Wednesday on Twitter, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO promised that he would deal with the scandal in the Michigan city, where the water...
Researchers See Grim Toll
on Fetuses From Flint Water
Sep 22, 2017 6:52 AM CDT
Researchers See Grim Toll on Fetuses From Flint Water
'This represents a couple hundred fewer children born'
- Two researchers looked into whether tainted water in Flint, Michigan, had any effect on the city's fertility rate, and the resulting data led them to a chilling assessment: "This represents a couple hundred fewer children born that otherwise would have been," says David Slusky of Kansas University...
Bruno Mars Donates $1M to
Victims of Flint Water Crisis
Aug 13, 2017 11:45 AM CDT
Bruno Mars Donates $1M to Victims of Flint Water Crisis
The pop singer redirected funds from his Auburn Hills show
- Bruno Mars said Saturday he is donating $1 million from his Michigan concert to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis, the AP reports. The Grammy-winning star told the audience at his show in Auburn Hills, about 30 miles from Detroit, that he and tour promoter Live Nation are...
Manslaughter Charges Filed
Over Flint Water Crisis
Jun 14, 2017 11:24 AM CDT
Manslaughter Charges Filed Over Flint Water Crisis
State health chief, 4 others face involuntary manslaughter charges
- Five city and state officials were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter over the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the
Detroit Free Press
reports. They are Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon—the highest-ranking official to be charged in the water crisis so far, per the
Flint Official Steps
Down After Calling
Jun 6, 2017 8:22 AM CDT
Flint Official Steps Down After Calling Residents a Racial Slur
'F---ing n---ers don't pay their bills': foreclosure employee Phil Stair
- As thousands of residents in Flint, Mich., are confronted with the possibility of foreclosure due to unpaid water bills—for water that many still can't use, NBC News notes—an official who worked for a county nonprofit that handles foreclosed homes has stepped down after audio emerged of what...
Flint to 8K Residents: Pay
Water Bill or Lose Your Home
May 4, 2017 7:20 PM CDT
Flint to 8K Residents: Pay Water Bill or Lose Your Home
It's been three years since Flint residents have had safe water
- Just after the three-year anniversary passed marking the beginning of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan (where it’s still not recommended to drink from an unfiltered tap ), residents protesting their water bills have been told to pay up or ship out. NBC25 News reports that after first posting...
Flint Residents May Finally
Get Water Deal Tuesday
Mar 28, 2017 8:30 AM CDT
Flint Residents May Finally Get Water Deal Tuesday
Judge expected to approve settlement on replacement of lines
- Flint residents battling tainted water may finally get some resolution on Tuesday. A federal judge is expected to approve a sweeping settlement that spells out a plan to replace water lines for thousands of homes, reports the AP . Under the deal, Flint would replace at least 18,000 lead or...
Flint Residents Iffy About
Water Get More Bad News
Mar 2, 2017 7:33 AM CST
Flint Residents Iffy About Water Get More Bad News
State ends subsidies in place for a year
- Flint residents still worried about their water get an added dose of aggravation starting this month: They have to pay their bills in full. The state has been covering about two-thirds of the cost for about a year now, in the wake of revelations that the tap water was unsafe...
Officials: Flint Water
Is Safe, Don't Drink It
Jan 25, 2017 5:03 AM CST
Officials: Flint Water Is Safe, Don't Drink It
It could be years before dangerous lead pipes are replaced
- The good news: Flint's water is now safe to drink. The bad news: You still shouldn't drink it. That was the message from Michigan officials Tuesday after the Department of Environmental Quality announced lead levels in Flint's water have fallen below the federal limit of 15 parts...
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