EPA Calls for More Oversight On Lead Following Flint Water Crisis

By Neil Murthy In the wake of the lead crisis in Flint, Mich., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is calling for increased oversight and collaboration with state and local water agencies to prevent additional problems with lead. On Feb. 29, the EPA wrote a letter to all state governors and state environment and public health […]

Suggestion to abolish bottled water tax amid Chicago tap water lead concern

By Ruojing Liu Richard Boykin, Cook County Commissioner of the 1st District, suggested Chicago abolish the 5-cent bottled water tax amid concerns over lead contamination in the city’s drinking water system. The Chicago Tribune recently published a series of stories on possible lead contamination risks in Chicago’s tap water as construction work disrupts service lines […]

Flint Congressman talks water crisis with Illinois activists

By Jay Bouchard In the wake of Flint, Michigan’s water crisis, U.S Rep. Dan Kildee (D) is reaching out to Illinois in an effort to gain legislative support and brief his neighboring state on ways it can support Flint. Kildee, a Flint native, visited west suburban Lombard on Saturday to discuss ways local activists can […]