What you need to know today: How Detroit schools plan to fix elevated levels of lead and copper; ICE plans to deport a deaf Nigerian immigrant living in Detroit; and the universities of Michigan and Harvard team up to tackle poverty and the opioid crisis in the Motor City.
Trump’s choice to head the EPA has a lot to learn from the Flint water crisis.
Gov. Rick Snyder already reneged on his pledge to drink Flint tap water for a month to boost confidence that the water was safe to drink again.
Grosse Pointe schools have something in common with Detroit and Flint classrooms – dangerous levels of lead.
An internal Environmental Protection Agency memo suggested federal officials didn’t think Flint was worth helping.
Gov. Snyder’s office rushed to use the Flint River despite warnings about the threat to residents’ drinking water.
State officials not only ignored a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease; it also declined the EPA’s assistance.
The damage may significantly decrease water pressure to battle fires.
Gov. Snyder ordered state officials to withhold alarming evidence that Flint schools had dangerous levels of lead in their drinking water, according to new e-mails.
One congresswoman said: “I’m mad as hell. We need to shut the governor’s office down!”