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Michigan Adopts Filter First Protections for Kids

Expert BlogUnited States, MichiganCyndi Roper
Michigan lawmakers approve Filter First bills providing the nation’s strongest protections against lead in drinking water at schools and childcare centers.

America’s Failing Drinking Water System

ExplainerUnited States, Buffalo, Houston, Puerto Rico, California, FlintNicole Greenfield

First, Flint, Michigan; then, Jackson, Mississippi. Communities around the country wonder if their water quality problems will lead to the next national crisis.

An Ally in the Fight for Safe, Affordable Drinking Water for All

NRDC in ActionDetroit, Illinois, Flint, Chicago, MichiganNicole Greenfield
Detroit native Jeremy Orr combines his personal experience and community organizing roots with his legal expertise to help communities of color in Michigan and Illinois dismantle environmental racism.

800,000-Plus Risk Water Shutoffs in the Great Lakes State

Expert BlogMichiganCyndi Roper
An estimated 800,000 Michiganders throughout the state are known to be behind on their water bills and could face water shutoffs, according to new data compiled by NRDC in collaboration with the People's Water Board Coalition.

Fighting the Tide of Watered Down Justice

NRDC in ActionFlint, Michigan, Newark, New JerseyNicole Greenfield
Nearly three years after winning a $97 million legal settlement that required the city of Flint to replace its lead water service lines, NRDC is still on the ground holding officials accountable, and using similar tactics as we demand clean…

Michigan Drinking Water Protections Should Be EPA's Minimum

Expert BlogUnited States, MichiganJeremy Orr
On the same day that Michigan’s most protective in the nation lead in drinking water rule cleared a major legal court challenge, the Trump Administration’s EPA actually pushed protections for the rest of America further back.

What Can We Do to Fix the Drinking Water Problem in America?

ExplainerUnited States, Flint, Newark, Michigan, New Jersey
Seth Siegel, author of the new book “Troubled Water: What’s Wrong with What We Drink,” says we must change people’s mind-sets and get to the root of the issue to ensure safe drinking water for everyone.

Michigan PFAS Testing: Good Start but Many Still at Risk

Expert BlogMichiganDr. Anna Reade

While the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) announced that approximately 90 percent of water supplies had no PFAS detections, results show that many communities are still exposed to levels that can lead to serious health effects.

Michigan Moves to Eliminate Lead Drinking Water Pipes

Expert BlogMichiganCyndi Roper

Michigan's new lead in drinking water protections can never make up for the disaster in Flint, but they help ensure that other communities will be better protected in the future.