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Michigan Capitol building / photo: Denny Green, Clean Water

Our State of the State

January 26, 2017

Last week Governor Snyder gave his annual State of the State address. Among all the glowing reviews he had about how far our state has come, were a few glaring omissions.

Clean Water Activists and Michigan Faith in Action deliver letters to State House lawmakers and a sign on letter to Gov. Snyder and Speaker Cotter

Michigan Budget Passes Legislature with Flint Supplemental

June 21, 2016

Earlier this month in a legislative session that went until the early hours of the morning, both chambers of the Michigan Legislature passed the budget for 2017. Included in the budget omnibus bill is $114.3 million in emergency supplemental funding for solutions to the Flint water crisis.

Water from a facuet: Photo credit:  nikkytok / Shutterstock

Today in Lead and Drinking Water

June 7, 2016

In the wake of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan the subject of lead in drinking water has received sustained attention, as has the federal regulation and the federal role in reducing lead at the tap.

Clean Water Action with Flint Rising at the Capitol

Will State House Lawmakers Ever Stand Up for Flint?

May 31, 2016

It was a dark, cold January day, shortly after Michigan officials had finally admitted that the people of Flint had been exposed to poisoned water running through their taps. We drove from Lansing to St Michael’s Church in Flint for an organizing meeting. Local activists, people from the non-profit community, and even experts who had run door-to-door canvasses in response to Hurricane Sandy, were all there to do something about the water crisis that is still being ignored by our state government.

Water from a facuet: Photo credit:  nikkytok / Shutterstock

LEADership on Drinking Water

April 21, 2016

This week a group of Senators introduced the "True LEADership Act" to get lead out of contact with water and improve the quality of drinking water in the United States. It's a good step forward.

"Pure Michigan" sign. Photo credit: Katherine Welles / Shutterstock

Putting Drinking Water First - Back to Basics

January 20, 2016

Our approach to drinking water protection - “Putting Drinking Water First” - feels light years away from the crisis in Flint, with seemingly nothing to offer based on what we have learned about the causes of this situation.