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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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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Federal judge grants preliminary approval to $641M Flint settlement

U.S. District Court Judge Judith Levy granted preliminary approval Thursday to the $641-million settlement agreement over the Flint water crisis.
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Flint water: Pediatrician says charges help 'wounds finally close'

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who was among the first to raise a red flag over the contamination of water in Flint, Mich., says the filing of charges "helps the city and the people move on and recover."
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Flint residents unimpressed by Snyder charges linked to lead poisoning

Snyder pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of willful neglect of duty, a misdemeanor punishable by up to one-year in prison and/or a $1,000 fine.

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Snyder, 8 others charged in Flint water probe: 'There are no velvet ropes'

New arraignments have started in the Flint water investigation as Attorney General Dana Nessel's office has started filing criminal charges.

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Flint families welcome water crisis charges, seek healing

"I literally could have cried," said Ariana Hawk after learning Tuesday that former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and others in his administration were expected to be charged in the water crisis.

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The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

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