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Trump’s EPA Sending $100 Million to Michigan for Flint Water Relief

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posted on Mar, 17 2017 @ 07:49 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Okay, the title suggested differently. I guess I'm also not understanding why this is just happening now if it's been an urgent emergency for so long?




posted on Mar, 17 2017 @ 07:53 PM
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originally posted by: JAY1980

Sooo about that "donated" water...


Yeah this donated water:


Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo said Tuesday that they will donate up to 6.5 million bottles of water to schoolchildren in Flint, Mich., to help with the city’s public health crisis over lead-contaminated water.


www.washingtonpost.com... les-to-schoolchildren/



posted on Mar, 17 2017 @ 07:54 PM
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a reply to: solargeddon

I don't know what their ultimate decision was, but the British Parliament was debating whether or not to even let President Trump come there and speak to them.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com... 233a93d

Seems like Britain fired the first shot at President Trump.



posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 08:30 AM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: xuenchen

had to have a change in political party to get clean water to the kids in flint





Nope, try again.

Yes it is a correct statement.
The former potus' EPA was informed of the problem with the water in flint in Feb of 2015.
The problem with the water dates back to April of 2014.
If the pos EPA had done their job it wouldn't have been 2017 when a solution was reached.

www.nrdc.org...


Upon review of the Flint case, EPA Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins said, “These situations should generate a greater sense of urgency. Federal law provides the EPA with the emergency authority to intervene when the safety of drinking water is compromised. Employees must be knowledgeable, trained and ready to act when such a public health threat looms.”

dailycaller.com...



EPA IG Arthur Elkins said, “the EPA’s Region 5 had the authority and sufficient information to issue an emergency order to protect Flint residents from lead-contaminated water” under the Safe Drinking Water Act as early as June 2015. Read more: dailycaller.com...


Like I stated it took a change in political parties to get a solution to this problem.
The former potus owns this like so many other mistakes.



posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 12:33 PM
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a reply to: mOjOm

so it was such a dire situation that under OBAMA it took at least SIX MONTHS of BS bureaucratic red tape to even get a decision to help those poor people....and Obama gets credit for that? for dragging his feet on something that was a national scandal?



posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 12:49 PM
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Don't hold your breath, and believe it when you see it.

You see, here is the problem in a nut shell: The money is going to the state to help a town, which means that the state legislature and the Gov, is going to have their hand in that pie. I would not be surprised, if the money is sent to Michigan and Flint is still without clean water, and still dealing with this crisis. And this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Consider this: Long before this, they changed the water from one source to another, that caused this problem by that time frame, up until it was caught, people were exposed to it. There is no telling how much damage was done to the citizens, let alone the children of that town, which will need additional medical care and assistance for the rest of their lives. And that money is not going to be enough to cover the costs that will be required to deal with such.

They do not know what the outcome health wise will be on the children of Flint Mi, but most medical experts all agree, this is not going to be good.



posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 03:39 PM
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a reply to: tribal

You can dance around the truth all you want. But the fact is Obama got them this money, not Trump. Trump had nothing to do with helping them. Period.



posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 04:29 PM
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a reply to: mOjOm

Trump's Treasury Secretary will be signing the check !!




posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: tribal

Pretty much none of which is relevant to, or changes, the fact that Obama is the one that approved the funding and not Trump.

"Trump's EPA" approved a request by the local that laid out how the money would be spent. That's the extent of "Trump's EPA's" involvement: they released money that had already been granted.



posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Obama signed the law !!




posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Because he has to sign it.

You're unbelievable man!!!

Just no shame at all.

It's Fascinating!!


edit on 18-3-2017 by mOjOm because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Yeah, I got taken in in this one initially. I'm
Just trying so hard to see something positive happening from the Trump administration.

I guess it's positive that they didn't figure out how to keep it from happening?




posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: AboveBoard

There's your silver lining



posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Good thing they decided not to stall it for political reasons.




posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 04:48 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Yea yea, buzz off with your deflections.



posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

That's it! I've been struggling with what Trump does all this time....

When I should focus on what he Does Not do that makes him Great!

Wow. Mind Blown.

We really need a troll forum around here for exactly these baiting OPs



posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 06:10 PM
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“It used to be cars were made in Flint and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico. Now cars are made in Mexico, and you can’t drink the water in Flint."

That's one of Trump's best lines, and perfectly sums up the decline of the United States.



posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 06:57 PM
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I think this story tells us a lot, written on November 9th after Trump won.


FLINT, MI - State and federal leaders say they will hold President-elect Donald Trump to promises he made to help fix the nation's infrastructure, including Flint's lead-tainted pipes.

"As President-elect Trump saw when he visited Flint in September, the people of Flint still do not have access to safe drinking water," said U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint. Twp. "My hometown cannot wait any longer for their Congress to step up and help them. I will work with Republicans and Democrats, including President-elect Trump, to make sure the people of Flint get the resources they need to recover. "

In his plan, Trump says the U.S. could secure $1 trillion to replace infrastructure in the U.S. without costing taxpayers. Some experts have questioned whether the plan would work, but it has been backed by Trump's financial advisors.

In October, Trump's advisors announced the financial plan while comparing it to Secretary Hillary Clinton's infrastructure plans. Under Trump's plan, there would be a private sector revenue option to help finance infrastructure projects. According to an Oct. 27 Washington Post article Trump would push Congress to authorize $137 billion in tax credits for construction companies wanting to do various road projects including toll roads, bridges and Flint's pipes.

Though there has been no timeline when Trump will push the plan his team developed during his bid for the president's seat, state Sen. Jim Ananich, D-Flint, said he will also hold Trump to promises made while campaigning. "This problem is serious and any solution must be too," Ananich said regarding the Flint water crisis. "I'll hold anyone and everyone accountable for promises they make to the citizens of Flint." Kildee and other federal Democrats threatened a government shutdown if funding for the city wasn't included in an Oct. 1 continuing funding resolution.

However, the shutdown was avoided when House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reached a deal to allow a vote on a separate water bill that included $170 million for the city.

The funding has not yet approved.


www.mlive.com...

So let's stop with the spin. There was no confirmed plan until Trump was elected and Dems were demanding he stick to his promises.
Before Trump was sworn in they worked with Republicans to get it done, I suspect because Dems did not want Trump to be seen as doing something about a crisis they had failed to solve for 8 years.

There is nothing to suggest they would have done a single thing without Trump pushing the issue, as they failed to solve this for so long.


edit on 18/3/2017 by UKTruth because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

Yeah. They only created the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act which made this possible through the EPA to start with.

Other than that I'm sure they didn't do anything.

Let's see. Who is it again that is defunding the EPA now??? Oh that's right. Trump an his Republicans.

But keep blaming Democrats and trying to steal credit for the things you don't do. It's going very well for you so far.



posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 07:09 PM
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originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: UKTruth

Yeah. They only created the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act which made this possible through the EPA to start with.

Other than that I'm sure they didn't do anything.

Let's see. Who is it again that is defunding the EPA now??? Oh that's right. Trump an his Republicans.

But keep blaming Democrats and trying to steal credit for the things you don't do. It's going very well for you so far.


Stop deflecting. The article is clear.



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