Mississippi agency denies NAACP’s Jackson MS water discrimination claim


rssfeeds.hattiesburgamerican.com – Nashville Tennessean – 2023-01-10 11:57:22

A Mississippi environmental regulator has denied claims that the agency he leads discriminated against the capital city of Jackson in its distribution of federal funds for wastewater treatment.

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In a recently unearthed letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Executive Director Christopher Wells wrote that the NAACP has “failed to allege a single fact to support” its argument that the agency discriminated against Jackson. He said he…

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