Rick Snyder

Second Anniversary of Switch to Flint River Sees Too Little Progress in Ending Water Crisis

Second Anniversary of Switch to Flint River Sees Too Little Progress in Ending Water Crisis

2016-04-25 00:00:00

In 2015, to mark the first anniversary of Flint’s fateful switch to river water, about 100 Flint residents marched through their city’s downtown in protest.

“Stop poisoning the children,” was one of the refrains they chanted on a cold and blustery day.

Barely anyone noticed. The protestors were literally shouting into the wind.

Things have certainly changed since then.

Guyette: Continued Probes Crucial In the Wake of Flint Water Testimony

Guyette: Continued Probes Crucial In the Wake of Flint Water Testimony

2016-03-21 00:00:00

WASHINGTON—There was much partisan heat generated, but very little light shed, when Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. EPA administrator Gina McCarthy appeared recently before a congressional committee to answer questions about their roles in the Flint water crisis.

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee vigorously hammered Snyder and Republicans skewered McCarthy last week as both heard calls for their resignations because a city of 100,000 people had its water supply contaminated with lead while under their watch.

Social Justice Leaders Respond to Michigan Governor’s Call for Flint to Reconnect to Detroit Water to End Contamination Crisis

Social Justice Leaders Respond to Michigan Governor’s Call for Flint to Reconnect to Detroit Water to End Contamination Crisis

2015-10-08 00:00:00

DETROIT – In the wake of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s recommendation that the City of Flint reconnect to the Detroit water system to stem its lead-contamination woes, leaders from the ACLU of Michigan and the Natural Resources Defense Council today urged the state to take additional steps to not only solve the current problem in Flint but to prevent future crises.

Flint Water and the No-Blame Game

Flint Water and the No-Blame Game

2015-10-15 00:00:00

In last week’s press conference announcing that the city of Flint would finally be allowed to return to Detroit’s water system, Gov. Rick Snyder made it a point to note that placing blame for the lead poisoning of children is not something he intends to do.

He wants to address the current problem, learn what can be done better in the future, and move forward.

Call it the “no-blame” game.

The governor’s spokesperson, Sara Wurfel, is playing it as hard as anyone right now. 

Guyette: How the EAA's Buzz Program Exploited Detroit's Most Vulnerable Kids

Guyette: How the EAA's Buzz Program Exploited Detroit's Most Vulnerable Kids

2015-09-24 00:00:00

In June of 2011, Gov. Rick Snyder stepped behind a microphone at Detroit's Renaissance High School to announce the start of a revolutionary new approach to education in Michigan.

The problem of poor academic performance would be addressed in dramatic fashion.

"We do have too many failing schools in our state," he said. "If you look at us statewide, only 16 percent of our kids are college-ready. That's absolutely unacceptable.

"We need to focus on a new way of doing things."

The target would be Michigan's lowest-performing schools. The bottom 5 percent.

Buzzkill: How the EAA Exploited Detroit’s Most Vulnerable Kids

Buzzkill: How the EAA Exploited Detroit’s Most Vulnerable Kids

2014-09-24 00:00:00

In June of 2011, Gov. Rick Snyder stepped behind a microphone at Detroit's Renaissance High School to announce the start of a revolutionary new approach to education in Michigan.

The problem of poor academic performance would be addressed in dramatic fashion.

"We do have too many failing schools in our state," he said. "If you look at us statewide, only 16 percent of our kids are college-ready. That's absolutely unacceptable.

"We need to focus on a new way of doing things."

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The ACLU of Michigan documentary “Here’s To Flint” is a searing examination of the origins of the Flint water crisis and the determined efforts of Flint...
Kary Moss, executive director of the ACLU of Michigan, has issued a statement urging Gov. Rick Snyder to reconsider his recent decision to back away from a...
DETROIT – In the wake of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s recommendation that the City of Flint reconnect to the Detroit water system to stem its lead-contamination...
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