News With Ed -- December 20, 2016
‘Flint water crisis did not occur by accident’ – MI attorney general
Justice may finally be coming to Flint, Michigan. Two former city officials and two emergency managers are facing serious charges regarding the failed management of the community’s water supply. Environmental justice activist Lee Gaddies of Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice joins RT America’s Ed Schultz to discuss the future of the community and the fate of the disgraced officials.
‘Draining the swamp? Trump is flooding the swamp with oil’ – NE Democratic Party chair
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to have a totally different view of the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy than President Barack Obama. While exact predictions are impossible, DAPL even in its delay has become the epicenter of the fight against Big Oil. Talk show host Joel Heitkamp gives his analysis of the DAPL debate going forward. Then, Nebraska Democratic Party chair and member of Bold Nebraska Jane Kleeb joins RT America’s Ed Schultz to discuss Obama’s options regarding DAPL in the face of the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to postpone the project, future challenges for the environmental justice movement, and the need to respect indigenous land rights.