Flint Water Crisis, Four Years Later
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FEATURING LASHAYA DARISAW – It has been four years since the Flint water crisis came to light. Residents of the city rallied at the Capitol building in Lansing on Wednesday to draw attention to the fact that the crisis has still not been fully addressed.
The state announced earlier this month that it would stop its free bottled water program saying that water standards in the city had been meeting federal requirements for two years. But the town’s residents were still saddled with high water bills that originated from the time that their water was found to be contaminated.
Meanwhile LeeAnne Walters, the Flint resident who first helped to expose the water crisis has just received the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work.
For more information about Flint’s water crisis visit www.miunited.org.
LaShaya Darisaw, Flint Organizing Director with Michigan United.