Major Step Forward in the Flint Water Crisis / My NRDC Membership

As a member of the Natural Resources Defense Council (, I am happy to share this kind of news about one of their projects: Flint Michigan’s poisonous water.  My simple way to summarize NRDC’s role in environmental protection is to say they are a not-for-profit law firm whose client is the planet.  They are also a scientific research institution, and much more.  I recommend joining, supporting and following them.  NRDC membership is one way I “resist.”

Here’s what they say about themselves, and why I ask you to listen:

NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

We combine the power of more than two million members and online activists with the expertise of some 500 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild. Join us.

NRDC was founded in 1970 by a group of law students and attorneys at the forefront of the environmental movement. Today’s leadership team and board of trustees makes sure the organization continues to work to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities.

And now, getting back to the big good news for Flint.  Quoting NRDC:

Pastor David Bullock holds up a bottle of Flint water as Michigan State Police hold a barrier to keep protestors out of the Romney Building, where Governor Rick Snyder’s office resides, January 14, 2016 (Jake May/The Flint via AP); Lead water pipes (Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press/Zuma)
The pipes at the heart of the disaster are going to be replaced. For the first time in the three years since this Michigan city’s water was turned to poison, Flint’s citizens have a guarantee that the resources are in place to replace its estimated 18,000 lead pipes. And for the first time, they know when the pipes will be gone.

The residents of this Michigan city will finally have access to a basic right: safe drinking water. But the fight isn’t over.

Read the NRDC report: A Major Step Forward in the Flint Water Crisis

I support the NRDC because it is one of the great institutions with a strong track record showing the ability to make real progress in defending against the assault on rational environmental policy and practice inflicted by the anti-science Trump White House and its corporate, congressional, court and foreign allies.  We need your help (in many ways, not just in money donations).

NRDC works to safeguard the earth and the natural systems on which all life depends. It’s a tall order. Click here to see how you can help.


Register to join NRDC at the Peoples Climate March in Washington, D.C.

What: Peoples Climate March
Where: Washington, D.C., and locations around the world
When: Saturday, April 29, 2017
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