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The Marietta Times
Goverment failed in water crisisOn Wednesday, lawmakers heard a round of cover-your-behind accusations from loc
Goverment failed in water crisis
The Marietta Times / Posted 14 hours ago
On Wednesday, lawmakers heard a round of cover-your-behind accusations from local, state and federal officials - all trying to blame someone else. But the bottom line is clear: Local officials knew there was a problem and, for too long, did nothing... Read more
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MLive.com
Rain caused 18 million gallon overflow into Saginaw River, DEQ report saysBAY CITY, MI -- Heavy rain Tuesday measuring 0.87 inches combined with snowmelt
Rain caused 18 million gallon overflow into Saginaw River, DEQ report says
MLive.com / Posted yesterday
BAY CITY, MI -- Heavy rain Tuesday measuring 0.87 inches combined with snowmelt to cause the overflow of a Saginaw retention basin into the Saginaw River Wednesday, Feb. 3, according to a report the city of Saginaw sent to the Michigan Department of... Read more
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Wallaceburg Courier Press
Fears that bridge will cause ice jams in St. ClairDavid Bryson doesn't mince words—he thinks a proposed bridge in Michigan linkin
Fears that bridge will cause ice jams in St. Clair
Wallaceburg Courier Press / Posted yesterday
David Bryson doesn't mince words—he thinks a proposed bridge in Michigan linking the Michigan mainland with Harsens Island will be a disaster. Matty Moroun's Detroit International Bridge Co., which also owns the Detroit-Windsor Ambassador Bridge,... Read more
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MLive.com
Third Congressional panel to examine Flint water crisisThe House Energy and Commerce Committee announced it would hold a March hearing
Third Congressional panel to examine Flint water crisis
MLive.com / Posted yesterday
The House Energy and Commerce Committee announced it would hold a March hearing on the Flint water crisis, making it the third Congressional panel to examine the issue. "The situation in Flint, Michigan, is unacceptable at all levels and we still... Read more
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MLive.com
Work continues to identify lead water lines in FlintFLINT, MI – Despite calls to replace the city's lead water lines, officials say
Work continues to identify lead water lines in Flint
MLive.com / Posted yesterday
FLINT, MI – Despite calls to replace the city's lead water lines, officials say they are still trying to accurately identify where those pipes actually exist. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Keith Creagh told Flint Water... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
State agency plans to monitor dioxane plume in Ann ArborANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says i
State agency plans to monitor dioxane plume in Ann Arbor
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted yesterday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says it will closely monitor a dioxane plume that's been slowly expanding in Ann Arbor as it moves closer to the Huron River. Agency officials currently are limited by state... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
State agency plans to monitor dioxane plume in Ann ArborANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says i
State agency plans to monitor dioxane plume in Ann Arbor
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted yesterday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says it will closely monitor a dioxane plume that's been slowly expanding in Ann Arbor as it moves closer to the Huron River. Agency officials currently are limited by state... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
State agency plans to monitor dioxane plume in Ann ArborANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says i
State agency plans to monitor dioxane plume in Ann Arbor
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted yesterday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says it will closely monitor a dioxane plume that's been slowly expanding in Ann Arbor as it moves closer to the Huron River. Agency officials currently are limited by state... Read more
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Daily Mail
Michigan emails show officials knew of Flint water disease riskHigh ranking officials knew about Legionnaires outbreak long before Michigan go
Michigan emails show officials knew of Flint water disease risk
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
High ranking officials knew about Legionnaires outbreak long before Michigan governor claims he was told, emails reveal Governor Snyder's aide Harvey Hollins was aware of Legionaries outbreak and possible link Flint River water last March, emails... Read more
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News 10 WILX
Questions Arise After MDEQ Email ReleaseLansing, MI (WILX) - An email from the Michigan Department of Environmental Qua
Questions Arise After MDEQ Email Release
News 10 WILX / Posted yesterday
Lansing, MI (WILX) - An email from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to a top adviser in Governor Snyder's office calls his attention to the uptick in cases of Legionnaires' disease in Flint. MDEQ Spokesman Brad Wurfel says... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Rick Snyder's Office Was Warned Of Deadly Legionnaires' Outbreak, Did NothingSnyder acknowledged in January a potential link between the spike in Legionnair
Rick Snyder's Office Was Warned Of Deadly Legionnaires' Outbreak, Did Nothing
The Huffington Post / Posted yesterday
Snyder acknowledged in January a potential link between the spike in Legionnaires' disease and the water. Documents previously obtained by The Flint Journal showed some state officials long suspected a connection. Snyder's office certainly knew... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
House panel on Flint water: Failure at every levelWASHINGTON — Congressional interrogators on Wednesday sharply criticized state
House panel on Flint water: Failure at every level
Detroit Free Press / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON — Congressional interrogators on Wednesday sharply criticized state and federal regulators for failing to react to warnings of rising lead levels in Flint's tap water, chastising Michigan officials for not taking adequate steps to protect... Read more
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NBC News
FBI Investigating Flint's Poisoned Water CrisisThe FBI has joined the investigation into whether any laws were broken in the F
FBI Investigating Flint's Poisoned Water Crisis
NBC News / Posted yesterday
The FBI has joined the investigation into whether any laws were broken in the Flint water crisis. The emergency spawned by the disastrous cost-cutting move to a new water source for the impoverished Michigan city had already prompted probes by the... Read more
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NBC News
EPA, Michigan Officials Blame Each Other for Flint Water CrisisA congressional hearing into the Flint water crisis is shaping up to be a finge
EPA, Michigan Officials Blame Each Other for Flint Water Crisis
NBC News / Posted yesterday
A congressional hearing into the Flint water crisis is shaping up to be a finger-pointing affair, with state and federal officials each blaming the other for failing to prevent or halt the poisoning of an entire city. Prepared testimony released by... Read more
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NBC News
Flint Legionnaires' Victims Sue Hospital, State WorkersVictims of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Flint, Michigan, filed suit Tues
Flint Legionnaires' Victims Sue Hospital, State Workers
NBC News / Posted yesterday
Victims of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Flint, Michigan, filed suit Tuesday against a public hospital and six state workers, saying the water crisis there led to sickness and death. The suit only specifies damages above $25,000, but lawyer... Read more
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MLive.com
Some Flint homes still show lead too high for water filtersFLINT, MI -- New water testing from homes that showed some of the highest level
Some Flint homes still show lead too high for water filters
MLive.com / Posted yesterday
FLINT, MI -- New water testing from homes that showed some of the highest levels of lead in Flint shows some are below what water filters can handle, while others are still too high. The Environmental Protection Agency along with other federal... Read more
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MLive.com
Ford plant's toxic groundwater plume creeping toward neighborhoodLIVONIA, MI — Ford Motor Co. will be pulling groundwater samples from a residen
Ford plant's toxic groundwater plume creeping toward neighborhood
MLive.com / Posted yesterday
LIVONIA, MI — Ford Motor Co. will be pulling groundwater samples from a residential neighborhood adjacent to its Livonia transmission plant next week in an effort to discover how far a toxic pollution plume has spread from its facility. Todd Walton,... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Flint water crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame gameJoel Beauvais, acting water chief for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Flint water crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
Joel Beauvais, acting water chief for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said Michigan officials ignored federal advice to treat Flint water for corrosion-causing elements last year and delayed for months before telling the public about the... Read more
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MLive.com
Flint water crisis prompts EPA reform bill from Upton, KildeeIn the wake of the Flint water crisis, Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph and
Flint water crisis prompts EPA reform bill from Upton, Kildee
MLive.com / Posted 2 days ago
In the wake of the Flint water crisis, Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph and Congressman Dan Kildee, D-Flint, today introduced a bill to speed public notification when concentrations of lead in drinking water are above federal requirements. The... Read more
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MLive.com
Where blame leads so far in Flint water crisisRight now, as more news and finger pointing comes out daily, there are as many
Where blame leads so far in Flint water crisis
MLive.com / Posted 2 days ago
Right now, as more news and finger pointing comes out daily, there are as many questions as answers. No one is exactly sure how many Flint residents – especially young children – experienced elevated blood lead levels since Flint switched its... Read more
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San Jose Mercury News
Flint crisis now blame gameWASHINGTON -- Government officials fought on Wednesday over who was to blame fo
Flint crisis now blame game
San Jose Mercury News / Posted 2 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Government officials fought on Wednesday over who was to blame for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, at a combative congressional hearing that also pitted Democrats against Republicans. Joel Beauvais, acting water chief for the U.S.... Read more
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MLive.com
In battle over Holy Waters, anglers put Michigan fish farming on trialLANSING, MI — Fish farming is going on trial next week in Michigan. On one sid
In battle over Holy Waters, anglers put Michigan fish farming on trial
MLive.com / Posted 2 days ago
LANSING, MI — Fish farming is going on trial next week in Michigan. On one side: State regulators and a Grayling fish hatchery, which wants simply to raise rainbow trout in a branch of the AuSable River. On the other: Anglers and the Sierra Club,... Read more
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Roll Call
Long-Ignored Hero of Flint Water Crisis: 'I'm Just a Mom'Long-Ignored Hero of Flint Water Crisis: ‘I’m Just a Mom’ Walters, right, rais
Long-Ignored Hero of Flint Water Crisis: 'I'm Just a Mom'
Roll Call / Posted 2 days ago
Long-Ignored Hero of Flint Water Crisis: ‘I’m Just a Mom’ Walters, right, raised alarm bells over tainted water in Flint, Mich., but no one listened. For months, state and federal officials ignored LeeAnne Walters’ complaints about the drinking... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game"A failure of epic proportions," said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game
Daily Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
"A failure of epic proportions," said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at the first Capitol Hill hearing since the crisis in Flint emerged last year. Joel Beauvais, acting water chief for... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Finger-pointing dominates congressional hearings on Flint waterPlease enable Javascript to watch this video WASHINGTON D.C. — State and feder
Finger-pointing dominates congressional hearings on Flint water
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 2 days ago
Please enable Javascript to watch this video WASHINGTON D.C. — State and federal officials agree on at least one thing when it comes to the ongoing water crisis in Flint: Agencies at both levels blame each other for the city's current water... Read more
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The Huffington Post
GOP Chairman Vows To Hunt Down Flint's Emergency ManagerWASHINGTON -- A Republican honcho on Capitol Hill vowed Wednesday to hunt down
GOP Chairman Vows To Hunt Down Flint's Emergency Manager
The Huffington Post / Posted 2 days ago
WASHINGTON -- A Republican honcho on Capitol Hill vowed Wednesday to hunt down the man who was in charge of Flint, Michigan, when the city's water became poisonous in 2014. Darnell Earley, the former emergency manager of Flint, didn't show up for a... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game"A failure of epic proportions," said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game
Northwest Herald / Posted 2 days ago
"A failure of epic proportions," said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at the first Capitol Hill hearing since the crisis in Flint emerged last year. Joel Beauvais, acting water chief for... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
Michigan undertaking plan to determine if Flint water safe ASSOCIATED PRESS Trucks with water for Flint, Mich., prepare to leave Second
Michigan undertaking plan to determine if Flint water safe
The Toledo Blade / Posted 2 days ago
ASSOCIATED PRESS Trucks with water for Flint, Mich., prepare to leave Second Ebenezer Church in Detroit today. Metro Detroit and Flint churches are working together to deliver cases of... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Flint water crisis: Michigan officials ignored EPA warnings about toxicityThe Environmental Protection Agency warned of an unfolding toxic water crisis i
Flint water crisis: Michigan officials ignored EPA warnings about toxicity
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 2 days ago
The Environmental Protection Agency warned of an unfolding toxic water crisis in Flint but was “met with resistance” by Michigan authorities, a fiery congressional hearing into the city’s public health disaster has heard. Congress was also told that... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
When Government At All Levels FailsOn Wednesday, lawmakers heard a round of cover-your-behind accusations from loc
When Government At All Levels Fails
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 2 days ago
On Wednesday, lawmakers heard a round of cover-your-behind accusations from local, state and federal officials - all trying to blame someone else. But the bottom line is clear: Local officials knew there was a problem and, for too long, did nothing... Read more
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WDIO Duluth
EPA Water Chief says Flint Crisis was AvoidableWASHINGTON (AP) - Federal and state officials exchanged criticisms over who is
EPA Water Chief says Flint Crisis was Avoidable
WDIO Duluth / Posted 2 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal and state officials exchanged criticisms over who is to blame for a lead contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. An Obama administration official told Congress Wednesday that Michigan officials failed to heed federal... Read more
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The Alpena News
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame gameWASHINGTON (AP) — Government officials tangled on Wednesday over who was to bla
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game
The Alpena News / Posted 2 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government officials tangled on Wednesday over who was to blame for the crisis in Flint, Michigan, that allowed lead-contaminated water to flow to thousands of residents at a combative congressional hearing that devolved into a... Read more
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TribLIVE
Partisan divide emerges over responsibility for Flint water crisis | TribLIVE Neighborhoods WASHINGTON — Government officials tangled Wednesd
Partisan divide emerges over responsibility for Flint water crisis
TribLIVE / Posted 2 days ago
| TribLIVE Neighborhoods WASHINGTON — Government officials tangled Wednesday over who was to blame for the crisis... Read more
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News 10 WILX
House committee asking for documents related to Flint's water crisisDETROIT (AP) -- Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are asking s
House committee asking for documents related to Flint's water crisis
News 10 WILX / Posted 2 days ago
DETROIT (AP) -- Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are asking state and federal environmental officials for information and documents related to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Republican Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan and Democrat... Read more
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ClickOnDetroit
Public meeting scheduled on proposed oil well in SouthfieldSOUTHFIELD, Mich. - A public meeting has been scheduled on a company's request
Public meeting scheduled on proposed oil well in Southfield
ClickOnDetroit / Posted 2 days ago
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - A public meeting has been scheduled on a company's request to drill an exploratory oil well on church property in suburban Detroit. Southfield officials say the Feb. 17 meeting at Southfield High School will be held by the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Flint's ex-manager unable to attend hearingDETROIT -- The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's wate
Flint's ex-manager unable to attend hearing
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
DETROIT -- The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local): A lawyer for Flint's former emergency manager says there's no reason for federal marshals to "hunt" for Darnell Earley. Earley didn't attend a U.S.... Read more
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Daily Herald
Ford conducting tests after chemical found outside plantLIVONIA, Mich. -- Ford Motor Company is conducting tests at one of its Detroit-
Ford conducting tests after chemical found outside plant
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
LIVONIA, Mich. -- Ford Motor Company is conducting tests at one of its Detroit-area facilities after finding vinyl chloride in groundwater outside the plant. Samples with the chemical were found last summer at least 7 feet below ground on the east... Read more
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ABC News
Ford Conducting Tests After Chemical Found Outside PlantSamples with the chemical were found last summer at least 7 feet below ground o
Ford Conducting Tests After Chemical Found Outside Plant
ABC News / Posted 3 days ago
Samples with the chemical were found last summer at least 7 feet below ground on the east side of Ford's Livonia Transmission Plant, The Detroit News reported ( http://detne.ws/1VNnmEb ) Wednesday. The Dearborn-based automaker told the newspaper... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Michigan officials to determine if Flint water is safeThe Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has undertaken a five-part str
Michigan officials to determine if Flint water is safe
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has undertaken a five-part strategy to determine whether Flint's water, which has become contaminated with lead, is safe to drink. The state said the plan to try to ensure that drinking water no... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Flint water crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame gameJoel Beauvais, acting water chief for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Flint water crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Joel Beauvais, acting water chief for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said Michigan officials ignored federal advice to treat Flint water for corrosion-causing elements last year and delayed for months before telling the public about the... Read more
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Boston Herald
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame gameWASHINGTON — Government officials tangled on Wednesday over who was to blame fo
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game
Boston Herald / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Government officials tangled on Wednesday over who was to blame for the crisis in Flint, Michigan, that allowed lead-contaminated water to flow to thousands of residents at a combative congressional hearing that devolved into a partisan... Read more
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Roll Call
What Good is the EPA?Flint Hearing: ‘’ Chaffetz pledged to continue investigating. (Photo By Bill C
What Good is the EPA?
Roll Call / Posted 3 days ago
Flint Hearing: ‘’ Chaffetz pledged to continue investigating. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) The Environmental Protection Agency came under sharp criticism Wednesday for failing to inform Flint, Mich., residents for nearly... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame gameWASHINGTON (AP) - Government officials fought on Wednesday over who was to blam
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game
The Record Searchlight / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government officials fought on Wednesday over who was to blame for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, at a combative congressional hearing that also pitted Democrats against Republicans. Joel Beauvais, acting water chief for the... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
Regulator: Michigan should have forced Flint to treat waterWASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan should have required the city of Flint to treat its
Regulator: Michigan should have forced Flint to treat water
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan should have required the city of Flint to treat its water for corrosion-causing elements after elevated lead levels were first discovered in the city's water a year ago, the state's top environmental regulator told Congress... Read more
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WTOC 11 Savannah
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame gameWASHINGTON (AP) - Government officials fought on Wednesday over who was to blam
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game
WTOC 11 Savannah / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government officials fought on Wednesday over who was to blame for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, at a combative congressional hearing that also pitted Democrats against Republicans. Joel Beauvais, acting water chief for the... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame gameWASHINGTON (AP) - Government officials fought on Wednesday over who was to blam
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government officials fought on Wednesday over who was to blame for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, at a combative congressional hearing that also pitted Democrats against Republicans. Joel Beauvais, acting water chief for the... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Public meeting scheduled on proposed oil well in SouthfieldSOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - A public meeting has been scheduled on a company's req
Public meeting scheduled on proposed oil well in Southfield
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 3 days ago
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - A public meeting has been scheduled on a company's request to drill an exploratory oil well on church property in suburban Detroit. Southfield officials say the Feb. 17 meeting at Southfield High School will be held by the... Read more
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Philly.com
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame gameCountering the Obama administration official, Keith Creagh, director of the Mic
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game
Philly.com / Posted 3 days ago
Countering the Obama administration official, Keith Creagh, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, acknowledged that the state should have required Flint to treat its water, but said the EPA "did not display the sense of... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame gameWASHINGTON (AP) - Government officials fought on Wednesday over who was to blam
Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government officials fought on Wednesday over who was to blame for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, at a combative congressional hearing that also pitted Democrats against Republicans. Joel Beauvais, acting water chief for the... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Public meeting scheduled on proposed oil well in SouthfieldSOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - A public meeting has been scheduled on a company's req
Public meeting scheduled on proposed oil well in Southfield
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 3 days ago
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - A public meeting has been scheduled on a company's request to drill an exploratory oil well on church property in suburban Detroit. Southfield officials say the Feb. 17 meeting at Southfield High School will be held by the... Read more
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