Federal courts had thrown out the Trump-era policy that left hundreds of thousands of small streams and other waterways vulnerable to pollution.
The federal government hopes to appoint an interim third party in charge of managing the problem with Jackson's water system.
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 improvements for its failing water system.
Residents of the majority-Black city were exposed to lead when the city pulled water from the Flint River without treating it.
Studies have repeatedly shown that ending public administration of water supplies doesn’t work — but that’s now on the table in Mississippi.
“We have restored clean water,” the governor said Thursday.
The water had been a problem for years. Everyone knew this. Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba begged for help, and no one did anything to fix it.
The city remains under a boil water notice, which first went into effect on July 30.
The Fox News host's sneering segment targeted progressive Mayor Chokwe Lumumba amid the city's devastating water shortage.
Shots of A-list homes are surfacing with lush, pristine landscaping when most of the state looks like brown, barren and dry.