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The Looming U.S. Water Crisis

America is going through a water crisis, and we’re going to face even more dire times if it doesn’t begin to change soon.

Andreea Sterea ·


'Despicable': Internal Emails Reveal Water Contractor Knew About Lead Risks in Flint Months Before City's Public Confirmation

"I think anyone has to ask themselves how the story in Flint would be different five years later now if Veolia had made those private concerns public."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


WATCH: Viral Animated Video Shows How Just a Fraction of Bill Gates's $110 Billion Could Pay to Replace Flint's Water Pipes

"You'd have to save more than a $100,000 per year for a MILLION years to get there. So where's that wealth tax?"

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


By Allowing 6 Million Lead Service Lines to Stay In Ground, EPA's Lead Rule Update Will Do Little to Protect Drinking Water, Critics Say

The EPA must remove service lines "before another generation of children grows up drinking lead from their kitchen tap water," said the NRDC

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Flint’s Water Crisis Wasn’t Just a Blip. Our Water Standards Need Bold Change.

Federal law should not greenlight weak standards for lead in water. The Lead and Copper Rule needs bold and far-reaching change.

Mekela Panditharatne ·


Water Rights Group Calls on Newark Officials to Resist Privatization of City's Water Supply Amid Lead Crisis

"While city and state officials must respond to the current crisis with urgency, they must also protect their water system from predatory corporate operators."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


As NJ and EPA Officials Meet Over Newark's Lead Crisis, Group Demands National Push for Water Justice

"We need a federal recommitment to safe and clean water for all, or these terrible episodes will continue."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


How Multinationals Pad Their Budgets With the Wealth of Developing Countries

Tax havens are a geopolitical nightmare, and transfer pricing is a legal accounting trick to get money into tax havens

Tanya Rawal-Jindia ·


'Slap in the Face to the People of Flint' as Former Mich. Gov. Snyder Appointed to Harvard Fellowship

"His policies through pushing an emergency manager law led to one of the largest examples of environmental racism in this country's history. The crisis continues to this day."

Eoin Higgins, staff writer ·


The Scary New Math of Factory Farm Waste

Factory farms are exempt from reporting requirements under the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. Now a new tool can provide solid evidence of the environmental harm they can cause.

Tia Schwab ·