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Star US Lawmaker Ties Flint, Michigan Disaster To Climate Change


US Congressional Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Flint, Michigsn is among communities already impacted by “the climate crisis and environmental injustice" and repeated the claim that children here have rising levels of lead in their blood and brain damage. Responding to a Twitter message from Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, Tuesday, July 9, the congresswoman said, “Fixing the pipes in Flint, cleaning the air in the Bronx & transitioning away from pipelines on reservations sets an example for our future.”