POTUS also made sure to get some face time with Amariyanna Copeny, an 8-year-old from Flint that sent him a letter asking him to visit her town.
There are also accusations that inmates in Flint's county jail were forced to drink toxic water months after the fact.
“I admire Rick Snyder for stepping up right now. He’s going to the challenge, and he’s fired people and accepted responsibility to fix this."
President Obama on Thursday announced his administration would give the city $80 million in federal funding to assist in the water crisis poisoning thousands -- a growing scandal that has sparked resignation requests from citizens for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.
Residents of Flint, Michigan have taken action against city and state officials by filing three separate class action lawsuits alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment, breach of implied warranty and violation of Michigan’s Consumer Protection Act stemming from the city’s inadequate drinkable water. In the suits, the petitioners allege that Flint’s tap water became contaminated […]
Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders is bringing attention to the water crisis that is unfolding in Michigan. Sanders is calling for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to resign after the situation left over 30,000 people in Flint without drinkable tap water and thousands of people sick. “There are no excuses. The governor long ago knew about the […]
President Obama on Saturday announced an emergency declaration that would allocate $5 million in federal aid to assist Flint in the water crisis.
Residents there have been dependent on filtered and bottled water since it was announced the city's drinking water is contaminated with extremely high levels of lead.
Officials in Flint, Michigan have declared a state of emergency due to the quality of the city’s drinking water. According to NBC News, “Tests have shown elevated lead levels in the blood of some local children: prompting the Mayor of Flint, MI to declare the state of emergency to pave the way for possible government […]