jackson water crisis

EPA: Water in Mississippi's capital city is safe to drink

By MICHAEL GOLDBERG Associated Press/Report for America JACKSON, Miss (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the water in Mississippi's capital city is now safe to drink, following months of sampling at a water treatment plant overwhelmed by late…

EPA opens civil rights probe into Mississippi water woes

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, MATTHEW DALY and AARON MORRISON Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced it is investigating whether Mississippi state agencies discriminated against the state’s majority-Black capital city by refusing to fund…

Congress probes Jackson water crisis as city and state spar

By MICHAEL GOLDBERG Associated Press/Report for America JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Congress is investigating the crisis that left 150,000 people in Mississippi’s capital city without running water for several days in late summer. Reps. Bennie Thompson, of Mississippi, and Carolyn…

EPA preparing plan to help fix Jackson's water system

By MICHAEL GOLDBERG Associates Press/Report for America JACKSON, Miss (AP) - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan has returned to Mississippi’s capital city to meet with Jackson officials about the city’s troubled water system. Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba says…

EPA leader: Jackson needs 'fair share' of money to fix water

EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says he wants Mississippi’s capital city to receive “its fair share” of federal money to repair a troubled water system. Homes and businesses had no…