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Re: Pollution
« Reply #495 on: March 29, 2017, 09:47:23 pm »
A Major Step Forward in the Flint Water Crisis

March 28, 2017 Rhea Suh 

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The residents of this Michigan city will finally have access to a basic right: safe drinking water. But the fight isn't over.

For once, I am excited to report that there is good news on the Flint water crisis front. The pipes at the heart of the disaster are going to be replaced. For the first time in the three years since this Michigan city’s water was turned to poison, Flint’s citizens have a guarantee that the resources are in place to replace its estimated 18,000 lead pipes. And for the first time, they know when the pipes will be gone.

Let’s be clear, Flint is not fixed. But things are going to get better.

This did not happen because of the city, state, or federal governments that failed them. It happened because brave people in Flint stood up for their neighbors. They went to court. One of the genius parts of American environmental protections are the citizen suit provisions in our major environmental laws. When the government fails to protect its citizens, we are all empowered to go to court and force the government to do its job.

Full article and pictures of polluted pipes at link:

https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rhea-suh/major-step-forward-flint-water-crisis
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