Class-action lawsuits against engineering firms and public officials resulting from the Flint, Mich., water-supply crisis will be heard mostly in federal courts, based on a U.S. Supreme Court action on June 12.
One of my favorite moments of the ENR year is calling the Top 25 Newsmakers to the stage for a group photo after announcing publicly for the first time the individual selected as the Award of Excellence winner.
Almost a month before Pam Radtke Russell joined the staff of Engineering News-Record full time, we gave her one of the biggest assignments any editor or reporter at ENR gets: writing the Award of Excellence story.
In an effort to reduce the chance that other cities could face lead-contaminated drinking water like that in Flint, Mich., Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has proposed standards for lead and copper in drinking water that would be more protective than federal rules.
In a third round of criminal charges stemming from the Flint water crisis, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (R) has charged two former Michigan emergency managers and two former Flint officials.