Latest Media Coverage

The following media outlets have covered the Flint Water Class Action Lawsuit filing. Click on the links below to view each individual story.

February 21, 2016

Gov. Snyder Grilled by CNN

MLive (Flint Gets $2M from State to Start Lead Pipe Replacement)
Detroit News (UM Declined to Team with Lead Expert in Flint)
MLive (P. Power: For Free Executive Education Look No Further Than Flint)
Detroit Free Press (Lead in Flint Man’s Blood Five Times What’s Toxic)
Curbed (Flint Water Crisis Hurts Rebounding Housing Market)

The Guardian (Thousands of Flint Residents Could Join Billion Dollar Water Crisis Lawsuits/M. Pitt, J. Hurwitz, T. Young quotes)

MarketWatch (Lead Poisoning Crisis Sends Flint Real Estate Market Tumbling)

Detroit Free Press (State Signs Agreement for Flint Pipe Testing)

Bridge (Years of Missed Warnings Before Flint River Switch) (Flint Water Crisis, Explained)
American City and County (Beyond Flint: Are There Other City Water Supplies in Danger?)

February 17, 2016

Detroit Free Press (Flint Residents Paid America’s Highest Water Rates)
NPR/The Takeaway/Flint Water Crisis: EPA Responds/7:17)
Michigan Radio/NPR (State’s Chief Medical Officer Says Flint Legionnaire’s Probe Followed Standard Practice)
USA Today (Mich. Governor Faces Hometown Backlash Over Water Crisis) 
Politifact/Tampa Bay Tribune (Who’s to Blame for Flint Water Crisis?)
MLive (Flint Protest Planned by NAACP if No State Plan to Replace Water Pipes)
Detroit Free Press (U.S. Surgeon General to Flint’s Trusted Voices: Speak Up)

February 15, 2016

WNEM/CBS/Saginaw (E. Brockovich Joins Lawsuit Over Flint Crisis)

Detroit News (Expert: Quick Action Might Have Saved Flint Lives in Legionnaire’s Outbreak) 
MLive (Snyder Seeks Expanded Health Care Coverage, Lead Abatement in Flint Crisis)

Detroit Free Press (MDEQ Didn’t Take Flint’s Water Concerns Seriously)

New York Times (Op-Ed: Fixing Our Broken Water Systems)

Detroit Free Press (B. Sanders/E. Brockovich Op-Ed: Flint Just One Example of Need to Upgrade Water Supply)

National Geographic (Portraits of Flint Show Frustration, Fear, Perserverance)

American Academy of Pediatrics (Amid Politics, Pediatrician Stands Out as Trusted Advocate in Flint Water Crisis)
MLive (Gov. Snyder Asks to Testify Before Congress)
Washington Post (Here are Stunning Social Costs of Flint Water Crisis)
American Constitution Society Blog (The Structural Cause of Flint Water Crisis: It’s Not Race/Robert Sedler of WSU Law Sch00l)

New York Times (Snyder to Testify at Congressional Hearing on Poisoned Water)

February 12, 2016

Detroit News (On Verge of Flint Legionnaire’s Alert, State Stayed Mum/Based on newly-released 24,000 pages of e-mails)
Detroit News (Regulators Dismissed Dissenters on Flint Crisis)
Detroit News (MDEQ Official: Staffers Earn Raises for Flint Work)
Forbes (Op-Ed: What the Flint Water Crisis Reveals About Public Health)
NPR (As Water Crisis Continues, Flint’s School Supt. Looks Forward)
Detroit Free Press (Flint Doctor Examines Link Between Miscarriages and Water)
New York Times (Why it Won’t be Easy or Cheap to Fix Flint’s Water Crisis)
​The Hill (EPA Faces Questions on Why it Didn’t Act Sooner in Flint)​
​Fox 2 Detroit (Water Crisis Affects Flint Real Estate Market)​
​Christian Science Monitor (Flint’s Housing Crisis)​

NPR (Flint Residents’ Br0ken Trust: “The People We Trusted Failed Us”)​

February 11, 2016

Detroit News (Attorneys Protest Claims Judge’s Takeover of Flint Suit/M. Pitt Quoted)

Washington Post (Flint Water Crisis Victims Increasingly Turn to Courts, But Face Big Obstacles/M. Pitt cited)

MLive (Plaintiffs in Flint Lawsuit Want Case Back with Original Judge)

Detroit Free Press (Schuette Pushes for Funds for Flint Probe, Restitution)

Esquire (Will Flint Water Crisis Really Result in Manslaughter Charges?)

Business Insurance (Flint Michigan Water Lawsuits Flood In)

The Guardian (Water Crises Like Flint’s Will Continue Until EPA Held Accountable)

Slate (Flint Special Counsel: Officials Face Possible Manslaughter Charges for Water Contamination)

Washington Post (Manslaughter Charges Possible in Flint Water Crisis, Says Top Investigator)

MLive (Involuntary Manslaughter Among Crimes Considered in AG’s Flint Water Crisis Probe)

Boston Globe (Officials Could Face Charges in Flint Water Crisis, Investigator Says)

MLive (Flint Water Victims Suing Anyone with Role in Crisis)

​Toronto Star (Flint Residents File Lawsuits Over Lead Contamination Crisis)

​Sputnick International​ (Flint vs. the Political Establishment: Michigan’s Water Crisis/J. Hurwitz Interviewed/18:35)

​Personal Injury Bureau (Lawsuits Linked to Flint Water Start Trickling In)​

February 8, 2016

Detroit Free Press (Water Woes Sink Flint Property Values)
New York Times (Mich. Water Regulator Fired for Role in Flint Water Crisis as Fallout Continues)


​MLive (Flint Businesses Affected by Water Crisis Can Seek SBA Disaster Loans) 
NBC News (Lead Test Confirm Worst Fears for Flint Family)
Michigan Radio (Snyder Defends Response to Legionnaire’s and Flint Water Suspicions)
Detroit News (DEQ Fires Worker Who Supervised Flint’s Water)
Detroit News (R. Nader Questions GM Handling of Flint Water Shift)


February 5, 2016

Michigan Radio/NPR (Snyder’s Office Knew About Legionnaire’s Outbreak for Months, Didn’t Tell Public)

New York Times (E-Mails Reveal Early Suspicions of Flint Link to Legionnaire’s Disease)

Detroit Free Press (EPA Tests Show Better Results for Lead Filters)
MLive (Some Flint Homes Still Show Lead Too High for Filters)
Detroit News (CDC Wants 9000 Flint Kids Tested for Lead)
Michigan Radio/NPR (6 Takeaways from Flint Water Congressional Hearing)
Detroit News (Kildee’s Political Star Rises Amidst Flint Crisis)
Detroit Free Press (Michigan’s Woeful Track Record on Environmental Justice)
Michigan Radio/NPR (Flint Water Crisis: Who Pays/2:43)
Bridge (Truth Squad:Where Blame Leads So Far in Flint Water Crisis/30,000-word timeline)
The Guardian (E-mails Reveal Snyder Informed of Problems a Year Ago)
Huffington Post (Op-Ed by Fmr. U.S. Sen. Don Riegle/Flint Water Crisis: Action Steps Needed Now)
​CNN (Editor Says New York Times Could Have Done More, Prevented Suffering in Flint​)



(Flint Crisis Creating Bull Market for Water Stocks)

Detroit Free Press (Schuette Promises Impartial Flint Probe)

American Museum of Tort Law (Flint Water Crisis)
Bl00mberg BNA (Property Tax Post: Contaminated Water Leaves Flint Property Owners Thirsty to Sell)
Lawyer Herald (Latest Flint Class-Action Suit Claims Discrimination on Residents, Lead-Contaminated Water System Suit Still Ongoing)
Lansing State Journal (State Workers Entitled to Lawyers by Civil Service Rules)

​WWMT-TV/NBC/Providence (Two New Lawsuits Filed in Flint Water Crisis)

​Modern Healthcare (Flint Hospital, State Hit with $100m Legionnaire’s Suit​)


February 3, 2016

Slate (Comprehensive Guide to Outrage That is Flint Water Crisis)
CNN (Earley Subpoenaed to Testify at Flint Water Congressional Hearing)
Detroit News (Rep. Miller Seeks $1B for Flint Pipes) 
Detroit Free Press (DEQ Chief Says EPA Mishandled Water Crisis)
Detroit Free Press (U.S., State Agencies Seeks Clues About Flint Rashes)
Detroit News (Flint Mayor Calls for Immediate Removal of Lead Pipes)
Associated Press (Snyder Calls for $30M to Help with Flint Water Bills)
New York Times (A Look at Flint’s Tainted Water Investigation)
MLive (Feiger Files $100 Legionnaire’s Suit Against Flint Health System)
MLive (Ananich: Snyder Taking Baby Steps)
Detroit News (Rubin: Flint-Burton Border Divides More Than Cities)
NPR (Flint Begins Long Process of Fixing Water Problem/8:00)
Washington Post (Op-Ed: Snyder Isn’t Only Mich. Leader to Abandon Flint/Author is Ex-Mich. Treasurer who Oversaw EM Program 2006-2010)
New York Daily News (Water Filters in Flint Failing, Residents Still Being Poisoned)

February 1, 2016

CBC News (Flint Water Crisis: 5 Faces Dealing with Lead-Tainted Taps in Michigan) ​
People (How Sick are Kids in Flint: Inside Shocking Health Effects of Devastating Water Crisis)
NBC News (“No Pill for Lead:” Flint Mom Fights Baby’s Toxic Lead Exposure)
Stat Morning Rounds/Medical News (Uncertainty Haunts Flint Parents as Every Rash, Tantrum Raises Alarms)
Detroit Free Press (Albom: Flint Child’s Concern is Disturbing Fear)
MLive (Op-Ed: Crime and the Legacy of Lead Poisoning)
Detroit Free Press (Op-Ed: What Flint Needs Now)
Mother Jones (Lead & Race in Flint and Everywhere Else)
New York Times (Flint Weighs Scope of Harm to Kids from Lead in Water)
U.S. News & World Report (Flint: The Big Cost of Small Government)
Slate (Official Flint Investigations Shaping-Up to be Republican Hack Jobs)
Los Angeles Times (Op-Ed: Flint Water Crisis was 50 Years in Making)
Chicago Tribune (Flint Crisis Spurs Call for Change in Mich. Open-Records Law)
USA Today (Flint Water Crisis Drives Grassroots Efforts)
Detroit Free Press (EPA: High Lead Levels in Flint Exceed Filters’ Rating)
MLive (Genesee County Prosecutor to Investigate Flint Water Crisis)
Eclectablog (U.S. Oversight Committee Will Hear from Many on Flint Water Crisis, But Not Snyder)
Detroit Free Press (Snyder Says No Time Frame Can Be Put on Flint Water Fix)
Eclectablog (#FlintWaterCrisis News Round-Up)
Fusion (“We Are Paying for Poison:” Flint Residents on Water Crisis/Interview with R. Kelso)
WDET/NPR (Redline show with B. Thompson & Panel: Can Schuette Be Trusted to Oversee Flint Investigation?/36:03)
American City & County (What Can We Learn From Flint Water Emergency?)
​Gov. Snyder’s Office (Infographic: $28 Million for Flint​)
WDET-FM/NPR (Dr. Hanna-Attisha on Leading Flint Public Health Initiative-4:25)
​Sierra Club/Mich. Chapter (On the Flint Water Debacle)​
​NPR (Here and Now show/Dr. Who Helped Expose Flint Water Crisis Seeks Solutions)​

​ (10 Things They Won’t Tell You about the Flint Water Crisis)​
​National Geographic (Could What Happened in Flint Happen Anywhere?)​
​Harvard University/School of Public Health News (Flint Water Crisis Infuriating​ Given Knowledge About Lead Poisoning)
​Modern Healthcare (Senate Democrats Push to Address Flint Water Crisis)​
​New Republic (EPA’s Silent, Guilty Role in Flint Water Crisis)

Michigan Radio (​Review all Michigan Radio coverage of Flint Water Crisis)


January 29, 2016

New York Times (Few Answers on When Flint Will Have Clean Water)
New York Times (The Latest: Pistons Owner Offers $10M to Help Flint)
Eclectablog (Coverage of TRMS Flint Town Hall Event)
Metro Times (Lessenberry on Politics, Prejudice & Flint Water Crisis)
Detroit Free Press (New DEQ Org. Chart Sheds Light on Flint Water Response)
Detroit Free Press (Civil Rights Panel, NAACP Concerned Over Flint Woes)
Detroit Free Press (Snyder Lays Out Plan to Make Flint’s Lead Pipes Safe)
MLive (Millions of Plastic Bottles Flood Flint Amid Water Crisis)
Daily Mining Gazette/Houghton/AP Report (New Flint Water Probe Draws Critics/UN Monitoring Crisis)
MLive (Schuette’s Flint Water Probe Tainted by Campaign Donations)
New York Magazine (Mich. Militia Threatens Armed Revolt, Teams with Michael Moore)​
​Detroit News (Many Mich. Cities Have Higher Lead Levels Than Flint)​
January 28, 2016
Washington Post (Why Todd Flood Has Impossible Job, Subpoenas Mentioned)
MLive (Subpoenas Served for Gov. Rick Snyder’s Flint Water E-mails)
Fox 2 News (Attorneys Subpoena Governor’s Emails in Flint Water Crisis)
​WWJ Newsradio 95/Detroit (Gov. Snyder, MDEQ Served Subpoenas Over Flint Water Crisis)​
​WMMT-TV/CBS/Kalamazoo​ (Gov. Snyder, DEQ Served Subpoenas Regarding Flint Water Crisis)
Huffington Post (Interview with Melissa Mays/Snyder, MDEQ Subpoenas Mentioned)
​Metro Times (Flint Class Action Lawyers Subpoena Snyder E-Mails/Shout-Out to Bill and Julie)​

​WNWN-FM/Battle Creek (Subpoenas Delivered To Snyder, MDEQ)​
​WEYI-TV/NBC/Saginaw-Flint (Subpoenas Served on Snyder, MDEQ in Class-Action Lawsuit)​
WJRT-TV/ABC/Flint (Gov. Snyder & MDEQ Served with Subpoenas)


January 25, 2016

Crain’s Detroit Business (Flint Water: Big Costs, Technical Fixes in Offing as Flint Weighs Next Steps)
Crain’s Detroit Business (Experts: State, Fed Money for Water System Repairs Could Aid Flint Economy)
Detroit News (Schuette Taps Arena, Flood for Flint Investigation)
Detroit News (Op-Ed: Declare Flint Disaster Area)
CNN (Snyder E-Mails Shine Light on Flint Water Crisis/M. Pitt citation)
ABC News (Flint, Detroit Problems Show Rift Over Emergency Managers)
Detroit News (Op-Ed: Assigning Blame in Flint Water Crisis)
Detroit News (Jacques: Gov. Says Flint Crisis Will Always Be Terrible)
Crain’s Detroit Business (Healthcare Community Helps Flint Respond to Emergency)
Detroit Free Press (Lead Levels in Flint Appear to be Falling)
New York Times (When the Water Turned Brown in Flint)
New York Times (Op-Ed: Fix Flint’s Water System Now)
WDET-TV/PBS (Mike Pitt on Off the Record with Tim Skubick-Full show is 27:45)
(Off The Record-Extended interview with Mike is 19:55.)
Minnesota Public Radio/NPR (Peggy Pitt on The Kathleen Dunn Show-Full show is 49:45)
​Detroit Free Press (Op-Ed: Kate Moss on Repeal of EM Law)​


January 23, 2016

New York Times (NYT Flint Lead Water Event Timeline)
Detroit Free Press (Two DEQ Workers Suspended in Flint Crisis)
Detroit Free Press (Legionnaire’s Expert Blames Flint Spike in Disease on Water)
Detroit Free Press (Snyder Could Be Called to Testify Before U.S. House Hearing on Flint Water Crisis)
Wall Street Journal (Flint Was Hit by Perfect Storm of Mistakes)
New York Times (Gov. Says Race Had no Role in Flint Water Response)
New York Times (Anger in Michigan Over Appointing Emergency Managers)
Reuters (Gov. Blames Bureaucratic Culture for Water Woes)
MLive (Unclear How Much of $80 Million Aid Will go to Flint)
Rolling Stone (WTF is Happening in Flint Water Crisis)
​Detroit Free Press (Snyder Hires PR Firm and Former Orr Spokesperson Bill Nowling)​
​[*FYI: Mercury LLC, firm hired for Governor’s charm offensive/blame-deflection strategy, is well-known Republican​ public affairs consultancy. McCain & Romney former clients. Mercury’s clients pay big/$$$$  fees.]
New York Times (Gov. Snyder Says Race Had No Role in Flint Decision)
​Chicago Tribune (Flint Crisis Reflects National Ambivalence on Environmental Regulations)​

​New York Times (Op-Ed: Republicans Ignore Poisoned City)​


January 20, 2016

CNN (Jean Casarez Details Lawsuits/Bill Talks About Discovery)

CBS News (Flint Residents File New Lawsuits/Bill Explains Federal Lawsuit)

WNEM-TV Saginaw/NBC (Three Class-Action Suits Filed in Water Crisis)

WJRT-TV Flint/ABC (More Water Class-Actions Filed by Flint Residents)

Michigan Radio/NPR (Class-Actions Seek State Fund to Pay for Flint Water Crisis/10:19 audio segment)

Fox 2 News (Flint Residents File Class-Actions as Crisis Continues)

WXYZ-TV Action News/ABC (New Class-Action Lawsuits in Flint Water Crisis

Detroit News (Class Actions Lawsuits Filed in Flint Crisis)

ABC News (Flint Residents Were Given False Assurances)
MLive (Patterson, Ballenger Downplay Water Crisis)​


January 12, 2016

NBC News (Gov. Snyder Turns to Feds & Flint Water Crisis Update)

Michigan Radio/NPR (Gov. Announces Flint Water Committee, Answers Questions About What He Knew, When) 

Detroit Free Press (Gov. May Ask Legislature for More Money for Flint Water Crisis)
CBS/Detroit (Snyder Pledges Contact with Every Flint Household)

Detroit Free Press (N. Kaffer/Report That Raised Flag on Lead Was Ignored)


NPR/The Two-Way (Michigan Steps-Up Efforts to Tackle Lead Crisis)


Detroit Free Press (Should Flint Residents Pay for Lead-Tainted Water?)

WBEZ-Chicago/NPR (Lead-Taint in Flint Highlights Aging Water Systems Nationwide)

Detroit News (Hillary on Flint Water Crisis)

New York Daily News (On Flint Water Crisis and Environmental Racism) 
​The Root (Racist System Poisoned Flint Water)​


January 5, 2016

MLive: U.S. Attorneys Office Investigating Flint Water Crisis

December 30

MLive: Four Takeaways from the Flint Water Advisory Task Force Preliminary Report

December 29

Detroit News (DEQ’s Wyant Resigns)

WJRT-TV/ABC (DEQ’s Wyant Resigns)

Lansing State Journal (Wyant Resigns)

December 22 

MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show – Gov. Snyder Allowed Flint Residents to Drink Toxic Water  Despite Warnings–mails-590489667731

MLive: Newly published study gives more evidence of elevated lead in Flint kids

Al Jazeera:  Flint Water Chief Reassigned

MLive (Rep. Kildee Wants State Health Fund for Residents Affected by Lead-Tainted Water) 

MLive (State Failed to Inform Public About Lead Levels)
Huffington Post (State Failed to Inform Public About Lead Levels)
MLive (Health Journal Publishes New Study on Flint Water)
CBS News (News Study Links Flint Water to Kids Lead Levels)


​Midland Daily News​ (New Study Links Flint Water to Kids Lead Levels)


Medical Daily (Coverage of New Study)​

National Public Radio/from Morning Edition today

Michigan Radio/NPR 
Oakland Press/Daily Tribune (Q&A with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha)
News One/African American-Focused Outlet
The Weather Channel

Time Magazine

Metro Times​

​Science Alert​


Free Press’ Nancy Kaffer Challenges Gov. Snyder on When He Knew About Contamination

CBS This Morning 


The Atlantic

Wall Street Journal


People magazine​

ABA Journal​​

Chicago Tribune (from Washington Post)​

​Daily Mail (UK)​

Former Flint Mayor Speaks Out About Water Quality to the Detroit Free Press

 (H. Croft resignation.)​ 

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