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Flint Water Crisis
Flint Water Crisis news and analysis from The Nation
November 17, 2021
It’s No Surprise Our Water Infrastructure Is So Bad
You’d think the wealthiest country in the world could supply its own population with drinkable water. But you’d be wrong.
January 18, 2019
With the Government Shut Down, Is Your Water Safe?
The government shutdown is putting further stress on a regulatory system already strained to the breaking point.
April 27, 2018
Flint Is Finally Moving to Help Kids Recover from Lead Poisoning’s Toxic Legacy
A new legal settlement could be a turning point for a community that has struggled with disinvestment for decades.
January 30, 2018
Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Could Destroy Our Nation’s Water Systems
Privatization and deregulation could damage city water supplies and lead to pollution of our natural environment.
June 8, 2016
Dry Taps and Lagoons of Sewage: What America’s Water Crisis Looks Like
A new report finds that safe water and sanitation are increasingly unaffordable for millions of Americans.
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April 27, 2016
Lead Poisoning in Flint Is More Than a Health Crisis
It’s also an economic disaster.
April 1, 2016
Private Infrastructure Contracting May Be a Quick Way to Round Up Capital, but Does It Create Lasting Jobs?
To avoid “disaster capitalism,” community organizations need to be deeply involved.
March 21, 2016
What I Saw in Flint
Residents have lost faith in the system, but they are also ready to fight.
Rep. Keith Ellison
March 18, 2016
Only 1 Budget Proposal Makes Any Sense
The Congressional Progressive Caucus plan goes after bloated spending on the military-industrial complex—and reinvests in people.
March 11, 2016
The Pediatrician Who Helped Uncover the Dangers of Lead Has Some Advice for Flint
Dr. Philip Landrigan says we should not give up on the Michigan city’s poisoned kids. We should give them support, resources, and early intervention services as soon as possible.