“These lies went on for months while the people of Flint continued to be poisoned,” Judge Linda Parker, an Obama appointee, wrote in her ruling Friday.
The EPA was notified that Flint was using a contaminated drinking water source—the Flint River—in mid-2015, when a whistleblower wrote in a memo that the water contained lead. But the agency didn’t issue an emergency order to protect residents for another seven months.
By that time, residents of the majority-black city had been drinking the tainted water for a year and a half.“
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“These lies went on for months while the people of Flint continued to be poisoned.”