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Flint residents: Proposed lead poisoning settlement too small, racist

Former Flint mayor Karen Weaver contrasted the $641.25-million proposal with other recent legal settlements directed at mostly white communities.

Battle over bone scans dominates Day One of Flint fairness hearing

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Judith Levy is to hear from Flint objectors who are not represented by attorneys. Demonstrations are planned in Flint.

Flint water defendants complain about withheld documents

The attorneys for former officials charged with crimes related to the Flint water crisis complained the prosecution has failed to release documents.

Judge upholds secret investigative tactic used in Flint water criminal cases

Several defendants challenged the one-person grand jury investigation, saying they are unfairly in the dark about the specific evidence against them.

Biden's infrastructure plan targets lead pipes that threaten public health across the US

President Biden has proposed spending $45 billion to replace every lead water pipe and service line in the nation. A public health expert explains why he sees this as a worthwhile investment.

Biden invokes Flint water crisis in infrastructure pitch

President Biden invoked the lead exposure disaster in Flint, Mich., in a Wednesday speech pitching his infrastructure plan, saying there are "hundreds" of similar crises waiting to happen across the country.

Attorneys for Flint residents ask judge to stop bone lead testing in water crisis settlement

Seven attorneys who represent Flint residents in water crisis lawsuits against the state of Michigan, city of Flint and others are asking a U.S. District Court judge to suspend the use of portable bone scanning equipment as part of a $641-million proposed settlement that has received preliminary approval in federal and state courts.

The origins of environmental justice—and why it’s finally getting the attention it deserves

Decades of research show that Black and brown communities are on the front lines of environmental harms. Can those longstanding injustices be remedied?

Corey Stern: I represent children in Flint, Michigan. Here's what I'm asking Biden to do

Every single American has a right to live and work in a safe environment. President Biden can help ensure we can.

For some COVID patients, pre-existing conditions and long-term consequences part of the struggle

For the already vulnerable, health effects from COVID-19 could have impact for years to come.

The unfinished business of Flint's water crisis

Criminal charges and a class-action settlement may seem like the last chapter in Flint’s story, but many of the most important reforms at the root of the city’s water crisis remain undone.

Judge gives preliminary OK to $641M Flint water deal

A judge granted preliminary approval Thursday to a $641 million deal that would benefit thousands of Flint residents who were harmed by lead-contaminated water.

11 takeaways from judge’s preliminary OK of Flint water crisis settlement

U.S. District Court Judith E. Levy’s opinion and order is 72-page document issued Thursday, Jan. 21.
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