Bathing In Poison: The Flint Water Crisis
Since April 2014, the people of Flint, Michigan (pop. 102, 434) have been battling a public health emergency due to lead poisoning in the water supply. With the state and EPA ignoring the crisis for the first 18 months, preventing access to a clean water, and failing to protect the historically low-income neighborhood, GreenForAll took to the streets of Flint to join residents in taking matters into their own hands. Since then, it has been found that lead is not the only concern - toxic chemicals like chloroform are also damaging the health and safety of everyone in Flint. Governor Snyder and the EPA to this day claim the water is safe; meanwhile, residents of Flint continue to be affected and continue to be exposed to toxic water. In this blatant case of environmental racism, we ask that people come together in solidarity with Flint and make polluters pay.