Rep. Kildee: “People of Flint Deserve Their Day in Court”

“The people of Flint are still suffering from the consequences of the Flint water crisis,” says Congressman Kildee on justice for Flint residents.

The Flint Water Plant water tower in Flint, Mich.

The Flint Water Plant water tower in Flint, Mich.

Last week, a divided Michigan Supreme Court declared that state government departments, former Gov. Rick Snyder and the emergency managers he appointed to run the city of Flint must face a civil lawsuit related to their mishandling of the city’s lead-tainted water crisis.

Listen: Congressman Dan Kildee on justice for Flint residents. 

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Jake Neher/WDET


Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Flint Twp.) says the Michigan Supreme Court decision allowing Flint residents’ lawsuit to advance is a positive step in the right direction.

“Justice for the people of Flint comes in many different forms and one of those ways to seek justice is through civil actions like this in the state courts,” says Kildee.

Kildee adds that the people of Flint deserve their day in court.

“This was a set of willful acts taken by a callous state government more interested in shaving pennies from the bottom line than the future of a whole population of people,” says Kildee of the water crisis. 

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