As the church provides water relief in Flint, the court is requiring the state to fund pipe replacement and more.
National Public Radio calls it a win for Flint: “In a victory for Flint residents, the state of Michigan has agreed to spend up to $97 million for new water lines in the city of Flint, which has been struggling with a crisis over lead in its water for the past three years.” Read more.
Detroit Free Press columnist, Rochelle Riley, adds that’s only the beginning: “That the state has settled a lawsuit forcing it to replace water pipes in Flint, site of one of the worst man-made water tragedies in U.S. history, is no small thing. It shows a commitment long overdue and that children have deserved. But for the people of Flint, who have spent years waiting for state action, the $97 million a judge approved Tuesday is but another down payment on a debt that will require payments long past when current officials are in office.” Read more.