Friday, February 05, 2016

Flint water crisis & the Senate Energy Bill

<> Charles Fishman: Lessons from Flint water crisis extend around the world - "The first thing to say about Flint is this is disaster that was completely avoidable. . . a failure of water system officials and people whose job it was to protect the water system and the public. . . So lesson one is that we need to take our responsibility seriously and we need to hold people accountable for their responsibilities."

<> Senate energy bill blocked in fight over Flint water funds - Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a comprehensive energy bill after majority Republicans balked over hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency federal aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated pipes.