lead in drinking water

April 25, 2018

Enviros threaten to sue City of Newark and State for lead contaminated drinking water . . .

Environmental groups plan to sue Newark over elevated levels of lead in water By HEATHER KAYS April 24, 2018 at 6:40 PM Newark, NJ–The Newark Education Workers Caucus (NEW Caucus) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) announced plans to sue the city of Newark for elevated levels of lead in the water on Tuesday. […]
December 20, 2016

Four More Criminally Charged in Flint Water Crisis, Including Flint's Public Utilities Director

Four more state and City employees were criminally indicted today in the ongoing criminal investigation into the Flint, Michigan drinking water crisis.  The fall-out will continue to reverberate across the country.  This from CNN: CNN Report Four officials in charge of Flint’s water, including two who reported directly to Governor Rick Snyder, have been named […]
December 19, 2016

David LaFrance of AWWA Talks Getting the Lead out of our Water

The Path from Flint By:  David B. LaFrance  “The tragedy in this Michigan city demonstrates the need for vigilance in protecting families from lead in drinking water. There will be no better moment to develop workable solutions for getting the heavy metal out, protecting public health, and renewing faith in this basic resource.” It is […]
December 16, 2016

Congress Responds to Flint Water Crisis, Requiring More Accountability

This past week was met with both good and bad news.  Let’s start with the bad news.  A USA Today article reports that 4 million Americans could be drinking toxic water and wouldn’t know.   According to the story, RANGER, Texas — The leaders of this former oil boomtown never gave 2-year-old Adam Walton a chance […]
May 3, 2016

AWWA and Water Leaders Explore Solutions to Flint and Lead in Drinking Water

Today, the American Water Works Association convened in the Nation’s Capital to discuss the needs to ensure the delivery of safe drinking water to the American public, and the replacement of lead service lines which contributed to the health crisis in Flint.   The event was standing room only.   AWWA’s CEO, David LaFrance, along […]
March 5, 2016

The Failure of Cooperative Federalism in Flint, Michigan

The Failure of Cooperative Federalism in Flint, Michigan By now, most everyone has been following the public health crisis that has unfolded in the community of Flint, Mich. For over a year now, the citizens of Flint have been drinking water with significantly elevated lead levels, raising serious concerns about the impacts of lead exposure […]
February 8, 2016

Is Flint Evidence of Government's Ineffectiveness in Regulating Government?

Linking to an article in today’s The Hill by two professors, one from Indiana University and the other from Texas A&M, who argue that the failure in Flint is due to the inability of government to regulate government.  Professors Konisky’s and Teodoro’s premise goes as follows: The ongoing crisis in Flint, Michigan is a spectacular […]
February 6, 2016

AWWA Creates a Resource for Those Concerned About Lead in Their Water

The American Water Works Association has created a website, Lead Resource Community, that provides enormously useful information for those homeowners and communities that are concerned about the quality of their drinking water.  Everything you need to know about lead service lines, EPA’s lead and copper rule, and corrosion control programs to what you need to […]
January 30, 2016

AWWA and Earth & Water quoted in BNA Bloomberg, Citing EPA Response in Flint Michigan

EPA Too Slow in Flint Crisis Response, Lawyers Say BNA Snapshot EPA’s Role in Flint, Mich., Water Crisis Takeaway: The EPA should have acted more quickly and aggressively in responding to lead contamination in Flint’s drinking water, several environmental lawyers said. Next Step: Ongoing investigations should determine whether there are legal and practical reasons for the EPA’s […]