Another good note to end the year with. With a breakthrough in the Dakota Pipeline, Joe McKnight’s killer being charged with manslaughter and now this, it feels like things aren’t ALL bad all around.

The U.S. Senate has approved a bill to send $170 million in federal funds to help clean the water in Flint, which has been brown for a LONG time because it was contaminated by lead.

The breakdown is as follows:
– $100 million to help fix the drinking water system
– $50 million for healthcare for children who suffered lead poisoning
– $20 million to forgive Flint’s old drinking water loans

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Senator Debbie Stabenow said:

“Today’s passage is an important reminder to the nation that the crisis in Flint is far from over. Today families still cannot drink the unfiltered water that comes out of their faucets! Now, our colleagues in the House need to act as quickly as possible. It’s also essential that the State of Michigan fully meet their responsibilities to solve the water crisis.”

This is great!

Source: Raw Story