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Democracy Watch: Federal Lawmakers Push to Re-Open Flint Water Probe Amid Accusations of State Stonewalling

On the same day that Gov. Rick Snyder gave short shrift in his State of the State speech to the ongoing Flint crisis his administration created, U.S. Reps. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., and Elijah...

Flint Schools: Dealing With the Damage Done

October 19, 2016

The most recent numbers showing lead levels in the water of Flint’s public schools continue to hit with spine-chilling impact.

Thirty months after an appointed emergency manager made the...

New Report Criticizes EPA for Failures on Environmental Justice

Here’s a news flash that only confirms what people in communities such as Flint already knew to be true:

When it comes to protecting the victims of environmental...

Democracy Watch: Flint Water Crisis Persists Despite Drop in Lead Levels

The good news is that lead levels in Flint’s water continue to drop.

Unfortunately, the bad news keeps piling up.

Foremost, there is the fact that, 30 months after the disastrous...

Democracy Watch: Appeals Court to Hear Lawsuits Over Detroit Water, State EM Law

Two important cases involving the ACLU of Michigan--one involving  water shutoffs in Detroit and the other a challenge to Michigan’s emergency manager law--will be heard by the U.S. Sixth Circuit...

Democracy Watch: Law Professor Peter J. Hammer Likens Flint Water Crisis to 'Tuskegee Experiment'

Like a coroner conducting an autopsy, economist and Wayne State University Law School professor Peter J. Hammer recently performed a highly detailed dissection of the Flint water crisis, laying...

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