Flint, Michigan residents, 40 percent of whom have incomes under the poverty level, have been paying the highest water bills in the nation for the lead-tainted water that has endangered their children’s health. Those rates were set by the state-appointed emergency managers who switched the system from Detroit water to chemical-laden Flint River water. Thank you, Governor Rick Snyder.
“While Lead Flowed Through the Pipes, Flint Residents Paid America’s Most Expensive Water Bills,” Julia Lurie, Mother Jones
“Flint Is What Happens When a Small-Government, Anti-Spending Philosophy Rules the Day,” Jeff Turrentine , Pacific Standard
“Lessons from Flint and the Price of Water Privatization,” Mary Grant and Jo Miles, Food & Water Watch
“By the numbers: Flint’s water emergency,” Associated Press
“How the Flint River got so toxic,” Tim Carmody, The Verge
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