The poor suffer in ways that go beyond economic injury.
The EPA’s Poor Record on Protecting the Environment
During the last Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton essentially called Michigan Governor Rick Snyder a racist. Why? Because of the current water situation in Flint, Michigan.
Lost in Clinton’s remarks about Snyder and Flint is the fact that the Environmental Protection Agency knew about potential problems with Flint’s water supply for months, and did nothing to prevent the situation. The regional EPA administrator has had to resign as a result. The situation in Flint is not a first for the agency that claims to be in the business of protecting the environment.
A few months before Flint’s water ended up with lethal metals and lead in it, the Animas River which runs through Colorado and New Mexico was turned yellow after over one million gallons of waste were released from a mine by the EPA.
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