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​​​​​​​​​​​Task Force Finds State Officials Accountable at Every Level




























​​“It was a mixture of ignorance, incompetence and arrogance by many decision makers that created the toxic and tragic situation.”
Huffpost Politics      3/24/2016


​Environmental Racism?











C​hildren's Futures Damaged



  City Destroyed


ATTORNEY KAREN LOPEZ

ATTORNEY KAREN LOPEZ

ATTORNEY KAREN LOPEZ

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Attorney Karen McDonald Lopez
​Former City Attorney & Prosecutor for the City of Flint
Former Vice President for Governance at Hurley Medical Center

​Former Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist United States Navy

33 Years Experience in the Practice of Law


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KELLOGG FOUNDATION AWARDS MORE THAN $7 MILLION TO FLINT NON-PROFITS FOR RECOVERY EFFORTS


https://www.cityofflint.com/2016/08/09/w-k-kellogg-foundation-announces-more-than-7-million-in-grants-to-help-families-in-flint




"The Flint water crisis is a story of government failure, intransigence, unpreparedness, delay, inaction, and environmental injustice". 


The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) - failed in its fundamental responsibility to effectively enforce drinking water regulations.


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) -failed to adequately and promptly act to protect public health. Both agencies, but principally the MDEQ, stubbornly worked to discredit and dismiss others’ attempts to bring the issues of unsafe water, lead contamination, and increased cases of Legionellosis (Legionnaires’ disease) to light.


With the City of Flint under emergency management, the Flint Water Department  - rushed unprepared into full-time operation of the Flint Water Treatment Plant, drawing water from a highly corrosive source without the use of corrosion control.


Though MDEQ was delegated primacy (authority to enforce federal law), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  - delayed enforcement of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), thereby prolonging the calamity. Neither the Governor nor the Governor’s office took steps to reverse poor decisions by MDEQ and state-appointed emergency managers until October 2015, in spite of mounting problems and suggestions to do so by senior staff members in the Governor’s office, in part because of continued reassurances from MDEQ






ATTORNEY KAREN LOPEZ

Delayed Efforts to Fix Public Health Emergency

​​​​​Michael Moore calls Flint water crisis 'a form of ethnic cleansing.'


Does the Flint Water Crisis Support the Conclusion of "Environmental Racism"?


David Tarver, Flint Native and Engineer:

"Flint's water problems  are the symptom, not the disease".


Read his article below.


http://beltmag.com/flints-water-problems-are-the-symptom-not-the-disease/


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AN ANALYSIS OF...

 Willful Neglect of Office ~ Felony Misconduct in Office ~ Felony Conspiracy to Tamper with Evidence ~ Felony Tampering with Evidence ~ Misdemeanor Violations of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act

 

 

ATTORNEY KAREN LOPEZ

Manipulating Lead Test Results 


ATTORNEY KAREN LOPEZ

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FLINT WATER CRISIS​


THE POISONING OF AN AMERICAN CITY

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