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A new public-private grant program that aims to improve green stormwater infrastructure and natural habitats has been launched with a three-year, $3.9 million funding commitment. The Southeast Michigan Resilience Fund was launched by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation with corporate, nonprofit and federal support, according to a Monday announcement at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. Community leaders and politicians including U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell and U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence attended the event, according to a news release.
FAVORITE VIDEO: Autonomous technology talk, courtesy of Motor City’s Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.). https://youtu.be/jY-63sV3Kaw
When Ricky Baty, 55, got out of prison two years ago after six years behind bars, he came back to his childhood home on Milbourne Avenue in north Flint, where he and his brother have tried to keep things going after his father’s death. He noticed people getting water from trucks, and the news about lead in the water. One of the first things he heard was people talking fearfully about “babies dying” from the water.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress have visited Flint to get an update on efforts to help the city recover from lead-contaminated water. The delegation was led by U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, a Democrat who represents Flint. Lawmakers met with residents, business leaders, and nonprofit groups Friday, and watched as crews replaced an old lead service line under a neighborhood street. Pelosi wore a hard hat.
Representative Dan Kildee (D-5th District) brought a Congressional delegation of 12 congressmen and women to Flint on Friday. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) got an up close look at how lead and galvanized pipes are replaced. It's most of the delegation's first time back in Flint since Congress approved money for the recovery in 2016. That included $170 million in federal aid. "We have replaced - I want to get this right - 6,724 pipes total, well 25 now," said Mayor Karen Weaver. Assistant Democratic Leader James E.
The ‘Our Water, Our Right Coalition,’ a civil society-led advocacy, has commended the 23 members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) who wrote a letter of solidarity siding with Lagos citizens in their struggle against water privatisation.
U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Twp., walked the 3200 block of Milbourne Avenue with Congressional delegation to observe lead pipe replacement on the city's north side. This is the first time most of the delegation has been back since Congress approved funds for water crisis recovery in 2016, which included $170 million in federal aid. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said 6,725 pipes have been replaced, with an estimated 7,000 more that still need to be switched out. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Assistant Democratic Leader James E.
The ‘Our Water, Our Right Coalition’ has commended the 23 members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) in the United States for supporting Lagos residents in their struggle against water privatisation. Reacting to a letter from the CBC and CPC, which linked the Lagos struggle to those of U.S cities, such as Flint, Detroit, Michigan, Pittsburg and Pennsylvania, the ‘Our Water, Our Right Coalition’ said the caucuses have again shown their commitment to people through the letter.
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence made the following statement on the US Ecology permit expansion application to increase storage capacity of hazardous waste in Michigan’s 14th district.
A dozen members of Congress are coming to Flint on Friday to discuss ways to help the city rebound and observe the lead pipe replacement project. This is the fifth time Kildee has hosted a delegation of his colleagues in the House after the Flint water crisis. Besides Pelosi, Clyburn and Kildee, the delegation includes: Sandy Levin, Brenda Lawrence and Debbie Dingell of Michigan. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman of California. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts. Denny Heck of Washington state. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas. Dwight Evans on Pennsylvania.