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Michigan Rights Pact Is Latest EPA Let-Down For Flint, Advocates Charge

August 24, 2023
The scaled-back civil rights agreement EPA and Michigan officials signed earlier this month marks just the latest let-down for Flint, MI, residents, environmental justice (EJ) advocates charge, citing agency inaction over the years on several other high-profile civil rights petitions in the community as well as its failure to prevent lead-contamination of its drinking water. “The history of environmental racism in Michigan has had devastating consequences for our residents,” Ted Zahrfeld, board chair of the St. Francis Prayer Center, said...

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