Knowing as a Right

While Flint residents now know that their water is no good, they still don’t know how exactly their water was contaminated— because exemptions to Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allow the governor and state legislators to keep that truth hidden.

During his State of the State address, Gov. Snyder announced that he would release his emails from 2014 and 2015 as a show of good faith and transparency. But this story began even before Flint emergency manager Darnell Earley signed a 2014 order forcing the city to drink harsh river water….

Via Flint’s Poisoned Children Deserve the Truth @ American Civil Liberties Union.

Talking Green to Get Greenbacks

It all sounds so sensible at first… For years, conservatives have decried efforts at the state and federal level to support renewable energy producers as crony capitalism. In Oregon, Gov. John Kitzhaber, they may now have their poster child. The downfall of Kitzhaber — the Democrat who last week said he would resign because of…