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Governor Faces Federal Lawsuit Filed By Flint Residents

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Flint residents and environmental and civil rights groups have demanded that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder promptly replace all lead pipes in the city's water system, to ensure that residents have a safe drinking supply. And on Wednesday, following the governor's insistence that while such actions might constitute a long-term option, they are not an immediate one, the people are now turning to a federal judge for help. A lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks an order which would force city and state officials to remedy violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. This is the latest in lawsuits filed against the city since the crisis was exposed in the Fall.

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