In an effort to assuage fears and instill hope, President Barack Obama on Wednesday visited the beleaguered city of Flint, Michigan amid a towering crisis involving lead in the city’s water supply. He also toured a food bank, participated in a roundtable discussion about the lead-contaminated water crisis, met with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor […]
At the height of Flint’s water crisis, nearly 9,000 children had been exposed to lead from drinking contaminated water. Mayor Karen Weaver reported an estimated 5,000 homes were in need of lead pipe replacements. President Barack Obama signed an emergency disaster declaration in January, ordering federal aid in conjunction with volunteer efforts on the ground, but it was only set […]
Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the latest details in the ongoing Flint water crisis and what is currently being done to rectify the man-made disaster that has poisoned an American city.
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Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has been criticized by state and local officials for his response to the Flint Water Crisis, which prompted his office to assemble an investigative panel. In a report released by the panel, it found that the state is wholly responsible for the contamination of Flint’s drinking water, Think Progress reports. The Flint […]
In response to Earley's remarks, resident LeeAnne Walters told Martin, "A lot of it was lies and him just trying to cover himself."
"Governor Rick Snyder cannot actually fix this problem," said Martin. He later added, "What this governor is doing is running from the problem."
Earley, joined by his lawyer, Attorney A. Scott Bolden, explained that the decision to switch Flint's water supply to the Flint River and use services from the KWA Water Authority was made by the Flint City Council.