FLINT, MI - FEBRUARY 19: People gather in front of a church before participating in a national mile-long march to highlight the push for clean water in Flint February 19, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. The march was organized in part by Rev. Jesse Jackson. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

We Should Still Be Talking About Flint a Year Later

December 15, 2016

Three state of emergency declarations, two years of lead contamination, and one year of national media visibility later, Flint, Michigan residents still do not have drinkable water.

It has been a year since Flint mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency in response to the Flint Water Crisis. While the ominous name given it suggests a natural disaster, in reality, the water crisis happening in Flint is completely the result of human decisions – mainly those of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and his administration.


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