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Privatized Water: All About the Profit

Share Tweet Google Plus Food and Water Watch has just published a report: The State of Public Water in the United States. It is an excellent read, filled with history of public water utilities and useful data about the cost of water across the country, from both public and private, for-profit providers. It’s also long, … Continue reading Privatized Water: All About the Profit

Is Wisconsin the Next Flint?

Share Tweet Google Plus By Michael H. Carriere As the national spotlight remains on Flint, Michigan, Republicans in another Midwestern state – Wisconsin – are quietly easing restrictions on the private purchase of municipal water systems. This attempt to privatize water and sewer utilities is just the latest in a long line of policies put forward … Continue reading Is Wisconsin the Next Flint?

Detroit Light Brigade & the “Arrest Snyder Road Trip”

Share Tweet Google Plus You turn on your tap and orange colored rusty crud comes out. It smells bad and tastes worse. You’ve been told not to drink it, not to bathe in it, not to wash dishes in it, yet there are few alternatives. Worse, you now understand that it is laced with lead, leached … Continue reading Detroit Light Brigade & the “Arrest Snyder Road Trip”