Flint Sticks and Stones

“I will take responsibility for not pushing hard enough, but I will not take responsibility for causing this problem.” That was EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy talking to the House Oversight Committee about the water fiasco in Flint. This is a common refrain we’ve heard from national, state and local officials. We’ve had hearings, debates, and nationally televised town halls. What we don’t have is a solution for the people bathing in bottled water. In times of war, we can get running water to the deserts of Iraq. But all we can get to Flint is politics as usual.

+ Erin Brockovich: Communities across the country have been dealing with lead issues for years – but they’ve always fallen on a deaf ear. Flint is simply the perfect storm.

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