Water Crisis in Flint
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From the CenterObama Declares Emergency in Flint
President Barack Obama on Saturday declared a federal emergency in Michigan, freeing up federal aid to help with the water crisis in the city of Flint.
The declaration means the federal government will pick up 75% of the cost of bottled water, filters, cartridges and other supplies, up to $5 million, state and federal officials said. If the $5 million is exhaus
From the LeftPresident Obama, Please Come to Flint
Dear President Obama,
I am writing this to you from the place where I was born -- Flint, Michigan. Please consider this personal appeal from me and the 102,000 citizens of the city of Flint who have been poisoned -- not by a mistake, not by a natural disaster, but by a governor and his administration who, to "cut costs," took over the city of Flint from its duly elected leaders, unhooked the city from its fresh water supply of Lake Huron, and then mad
From the RightBernie Sanders Calls for Resignation of Michigan Governor Following Lead-Poisoning Crisis
As Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) calls for the Obama administration to declare the area of Flint a federal emergency, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is calling for Snyder’s resignation.
Residents of Flint, Michigan have been saddled with the contaminated water for the past couple of years. According to the New York Times, some 100,000 people have been unable to use tap water for cooking, bathing or drinking as the Nation