April 21, 2019

Flint Residents Approved By Judge To Sue Federal Government Over Water Crisis

I don’t know what’s worse: the fact that American citizens can go years in their own state without access to clean drinking water while living in the “greatest most powerful nation on the planet”, or the fact that Flint residents will have to sue their own government in order for a crime against humanity to be resolved. What kind of country do we really live in?

According to Soraya Joseph’s report on thegrio.com:

“Federal Judge Linda Parker of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan told Flint residents that they can sue the federal government over the city’s ongoing water crisis.

On Thursday, Parker told residents that the government is not immune from being sued. Flint’s water contamination began way back in 2014, and has gone on for years as residents were provided inaccuracies regarding the safety of the city’s water. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials were made aware that residents had not been properly warned about the city’s contamination, causing residents to blame the EPA for waiting far too long to intervene in treating the lead contaminated water.”

Soraya Joseph, thegrio.com