Michigan Suing Flint to Force Long-Term Water Contract

The news from Michigan serves as a reminder that the Flint drinking water tragedy, which started in 2014, still has not been resolved. The health of Flint residents is still at risk.

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June 29, 2017, 12:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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David Eggert reports for the Associated Press that the state of Michigan sued the city of Flint this week, due to a decision by the Flint City Council to forego a long-term water deal with Great Lakes Water Authority.  

Instead of a 30-year contract, the city decided instead on a short-term contract. The state's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is suing to force Flint into a long-term contract.

Another article by Paul Egan says the "lawsuit is a striking turnabout for the DEQ, the agency that investigations have shown was largely to blame for the city's disastrous switch away from Detroit water to the Flint River as a temporary drinking source in April 2014."

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Associated Press via Chicago Tribune

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