Polluted drinking water is an issue all Americans can understand. In fact, 55 percent of Americans say they worry a “great deal” more about clean drinking water, according to a 2015 Gallup poll, than many other environmental risks and hazards.

The disaster in Flint, Michigan, precipitated by bad planning and a Republican governor, is an opportunity for Clinton to show voters how good government “can and should address top problems like economic and social inequality,” writers Rebecca Traister, “and it’s a case study for how Republicans’ zeal for austerity hurts the most vulnerable Americans.”

All of her nine GOP opponents have expressed disdain, in one way or another, for the Environmental Protection Agency and all have suggested ways to cripple or defund it.

Read more at New Republic


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