Evan Gonzalez, DetroitStockCity

Evan Gonzalez, DetroitStockCity

Legal activists urge state to suspend Detroit water shutoffs [Michigan Advance]

A coalition of civil rights lawyers announced Tuesday that they will petition the state to force the city of Detroit to end water shutoffs to its citizens, citing health concerns.

The group including the ACLU of Michigan, the Detroit Justice Center and the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, among others, cite evidence to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) that they say shows continued shutoffs could lead to a public health emergency. 

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