News from Progress Michigan

August 20, 2020

Contact: Sam Inglot,

Flint Settlement Is A Step Toward Justice

Despite this good news, the fight for true justice continues

MICHIGAN – On Thursday, state officials agreed to a $600 million settlement with plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought by Flint residents. The settlement focuses most on compensating the young children affected by the lead contamination in Flint’s water. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also acknowledged the need for further action to help fix the situation in Flint and prevent similar problems in the future.

“No amount of money can make up for the trauma and pain Flint residents have suffered over the past six years, and money is not a substitute for those who caused this crisis facing real justice, but we’re glad the Whitmer administration and Attorney General Dana Nessel are taking steps to make things right,” said Lonnie Scott, Executive Director of Progress Michigan. “We stand with Flint residents as they continue to advocate for the solutions their community needs. We also look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when former Gov. Rick Snyder and the others from his administration who are responsible for the Flint Water Crisis finally face justice for lying to the public and poisoning the people of Flint.”