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Mariah Betz

Topic Sentences

1) The government thinks that they have bigger priorities than the condition of one city, opposed to
other things.
2) The demographics in Flint, Michigan can make them be subject to biases and discrimination.
3) The governor originally wanted to save money by changing their water source and is reluctant to
change it back.
4) Health risks, including lead poisoning especially in children, caused those not directly involved
more inclined to help and go against the Senator and his choice
5) If not for the citizen’s responses and criticism, the officials (excluding the EPA) would not have
done much to change the situation.

Citations
(Scholastic)
"The Republican Refusal to Aid Flint." New York Times 6 Feb. 2016: A22(L). Global Issues In
Context. Web. 14 Mar. 2016.
http://find.galegroup.com/gic/infomark.do?&source=gale&idigest=94d8d835d72174501a1ad23dc4b9083
0&prodId=GIC&userGroupName=chic13716&tabID=T006&docId=A442505494&type=retrieve&PDFR
ange=%5B%5D&contentSet=IAC-Documents&version=1.0
"How Michigan Failed the City of Flint." New York Times 15 Jan. 2016: A30(L). Global Issues
In Context. Web. 14 Mar. 2016.
http://find.galegroup.com/gic/infomark.do?&source=gale&idigest=94d8d835d72174501a1ad23dc4b9083
0&prodId=GIC&userGroupName=chic13716&tabID=T006&docId=A439922293&type=retrieve&PDFR
ange=%5B%5D&contentSet=IAC-Documents&version=1.0

(Non-Scholastic)
”Michigan auditors will probe state health agency on Flint water.” Yahoo News Mar. 2016 Web.
14. Mar. 2016.
http://news.yahoo.com/michigan-auditors-probe-state-agency-flint-water-224059064.html

“Special legislative committee starts looking into Flint's water crisis” MichiganRadio.org Mar.
2016 Web. 14. Mar. 2016
http://michiganradio.org/post/special-legislative-committee-starts-looking-flints-water-crisis
“What Went Wrong in Flint” FiveThirtyEight Jan. 2016 Web. 14. Mar. 2016
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-went-wrong-in-flint-water-crisis-michigan/