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22 Jan, 2016 02:57

RT America -- January 21, 2016

Flint government ‘put cost cutting up above human life’ – Katrina Vanden Heuvel

Politicians and news outlets are attempting to wrap their heads around how Flint, Michigan arrived at the point where it is facing a water crisis in which most – if not all – of the water was poisoned by lead. News magazine The Nation was one of the earliest to report on the crisis, and its editor Katrina Vanden Heuvel says that much of the situation is linked back to some of the state’s austerity measures. She joins RT’s Anya Parampil to discuss how and what lead to the poisoning of Flint.

Activists protest FERC support for pipelines and fracking permits

At least a dozen protesters from across the US interrupted a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) meeting to protest the organization’s approval of permits and pipelines and fracking. Many of the activists say they have been personally affected by the negative impact on the environment and their daily lives.