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#DrRuthEtzel is the EPA's top expert on children's #health. A #pediatrician and #epidemiologist, her job is to protect #children from toxic #chemicals, #pesticides and lead in our #environment. In response to the #Flint water crisis, she led a team to create a new federal strategy to protect children from lead poisoning.
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But a month ago and with no explanation, Trump's acting #EPA chief #AndrewWheeler abruptly put her on leave. After 30 years of service, with the lead strategy still unreleased, she was asked to turn in her badge.
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Dr. Etzel's work to protect children is a direct threat to the Trump EPA's goals of slashing regulations and enabling corporate #polluters. Wheeler's attempt to silence Dr. Etzel and #undermine her office is unacceptable.
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Tell Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler: Restore Dr. Ruth Etzel to the Office of Children's Health Protection. .
The petition to EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler reads:
"Restore Dr. Ruth Etzel to her position as the chief of the Office of Children's Health Protection."
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https://act.credoaction.com/sign/EPA-Etzel?t=6&akid=30501%2E1595428%2EDDf2I6

6 Stepping Stone Falls Flint Michigan : A Photo from Project Park. Photography of nature and wildlife from parks around the world⠀
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Todays headlines in Torontos newspapers. History making murder rate spikes out at an all time high in Canadas most famous city... I never thought I would see that... #america #stlouis #toronto #brampton #mississauga #london #queens #kansascity #buffalo #manhattan #newyork #scarborough #compton #nyc #brooklyn #chicago #canada #newyorkcity #bronx #atlanta #houston #neworleans #miami #flint #detroit #memphis #oakland #losangeles #camden

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Sidewinder Fries with cheese and our famous Flint-style Coney sauce 😋
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2 Italians 🇮🇹walk into a bar🍻......
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Not the #Flint water I hope 😵🤣😜

The Poisoning of an American City
Josh Sanburn / Flint, Mich.
Jan. 21, 2016 #TBT
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The boy on the cover is a Flint resident. His name is Sincere Smith. His third birthday is in a few days.

Sincere has rashes all over his body. They are so itchy, it keeps him up at night. "People think of Flint and think of what we're going through," Sincere's mother Arian Hawk said. "Imagine what we're going through. Imagine if these were your kids going through this right now. You'll see how we'll feel." Hawk says a doctor discovered that the boy rash is from chemicals that are being dumped into the water system to combat the lead in the city's water.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an emergency order Thursday that it plans to take over testing for lead. In a statement, the agency criticized local and state officials.

The regional director of the EPA overseeing Michigan, Susan Hedman announced her resignation Thursday as well.... The community about 75 miles north of Detroit, has about 100,000 residents, with about 40 percent of them living below the poverty line. The population is nearly 60 percent black.

#Flint’s water became contaminated with lead when the city began drawing from the river in 2014 as a cost-cutting measure while under state financial management. The water was not properly treated to keep lead from pipes from leaching into the supply.

The lead— which can lead to behavior problems and learning disabilities in children and kidney ailments in adults — has left Flint residents unable to drink unfiltered tap water.

President Barack Obama declared an emergency — qualifying the city for $5 million — but concluded that the high lead levels are not a disaster based on the legal requirement that disaster money is intended for natural events such as fires or floods. Snyder had estimated a need for up to $95 million over a year.

Our last trip for the year. Working to make change in #Flint has taken me all over the place this year. It’s time to implement all of these things I’ve been fed throughout the year. Big plans for 2019. #empoweringcommunities #changestartsnow #FlintBeat #NewsMovement ##BrownImpact #journalismlife #jiquanda #pppc18

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