Sunday, November 14, 2021

EPA Administrator Visits Jackson Tomorrow

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

The City of Jackson welcomes EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan ahead of his “Journey to Justice” Tour through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, where he intends to spotlight longstanding environmental justice concerns in historically marginalized communities and hear firsthand from residents dealing with the severe impacts of pollution.

His first stop will be in Jackson on Monday, Nov. 15.

Over the course of the trip, Administrator Regan will join roundtable discussions to hear directly from residents, advocates, and stakeholders, and tour neighborhoods severely affected by pollution. He plans to also meet with environmental justice activists and community leaders to discuss solutions to these deep-rooted problems, the need for more progress, and the commitment to action by the EPA and the Biden-Harris Administration.

“We look forward as a City to EPA Administrator Regan’s noble efforts to examine environmental justice issues in real-time,” Mayor Lumumba said. “I am grateful he will be visiting with the Jackson community, and others across the South, to acquire insight into how these environmental issues affect them. In Jackson, we face many challenges that extend across the entire infrastructure spectrum. We understand the dire need for progress and welcome the conversation.”

Administrator Regan has been traveling the country engaging in community conversations and emphasizing how environmental justice is at the center of the Agency’s regulatory, grantmaking, and policy decisions. EPA and the Biden-Harris administration are committed to ensuring that overburdened communities are protected from exposure to dangerous pollution and have equal access to resources and opportunities. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda will also deliver critical investments into these communities to build resiliency to climate change impacts and reduce pollution.

Media interested in joining open press portions of the trip should contact as soon as possible. A full schedule of open press activities and specific locations will be shared with media who have indicated interest in attending.


Administrator Michael S. Regan
Residents in communities severely affected by pollution 
National and local environmental justice advocates
Additional stakeholders and leaders


A week-long trip through Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas to highlight environmental justice concerns, hear from impacted communities and discuss solutions for communities most in need.

When and Where: 

Monday, November 15 – Jackson, Mississippi

Tuesday, November 16 – New Orleans, St. John Parish, and St. James Parish, Louisiana

Wednesday, November 17 – New Orleans, Louisiana

Thursday, November 18 – Mossville, Louisiana and Houston, Texas

Friday, November 19 – Houston, Texas

NOTE: Space is limited and media interested in attending all or a portion of the tour should RSVP to A full schedule of open press activities and specific locations will be shared with media that have indicated interest in attending.



Anonymous said...

This is on JSU. Winning with class is every bit as important as losing with class. Act like you been there Tigers.

Anonymous said...

5:26, wrong issue goofball. In regards to the EPA tour. Jackson's Mayor has once again invoked his infamous "conversation" branding. Hopefully, this will result in the EPA hammering his incompetent rear to the federal barn door.
You can't fix stupid, even with federal funds.

Anonymous said...

“Environmental Justice”.

What a joke. You treat your community like a toilet and then demand the federal government come fix your dysfunction.

F Jackson.


Anonymous said...

if the gentleman EPA director from washington HAPPENS TO BE A DUCK HUNTER, he should be impressed with jackson streets...........they got more potholes than the canadian prairies and north dakota combined.

Demand Eastmont Equity said...

Do you think the Emperor Mayor will take Administrator Regan on a tour of all the surface sewage discharges that are going unaddressed? The Pearl River below Jackson is nothing but a large raw sewage ditch.

Anonymous said...

hey mayor lumumba, till mr administrator that them potholes in the streets are a urban waterfowl refuge.

Anonymous said...

What about the shit in the Pearl River.

Anonymous said...

You can’t find Justice, environmental or otherwise, in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Nothing political about this. Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas were just randomly picked and just happened to have voted for GOP presidential candidates forever. Flint and Detroit Michigan, Atlanta and New York City don't face these environmental injustices and have perfectly clean wawa.

Anonymous said...

according to wiki, reagan is from north carolina. I've been through to no litter.
wait till he get a load of the litter from jan to nola to houston
he gonna wonder if we even have garbage cans down here

Anonymous said...

Liberals never assign responsibility where it belongs.

Anonymous said...

Show that man the booboo

Anonymous said...

Is this like Nobama's "apology tour?" No doubt any tour will have been cherry picked before hand, and only Dasani water in the bottle will be provided.

Anonymous said...

While the EPA is down here, maybe they can sign another consent decree for Jackson's water treatment system.

Anonymous said...

C'mon man! The infrastructure is racist to the core. Something about the toxicity of the hegemony of the patriarchal system forced upon the remnants of the economic system of slavery. And sharecropping. And free enterprise. Just ask Buttigeg. Roads are racist.

And then there's that bugger of a problem about the racist trees. Good thing Kamala has tasked NASA to track them from space.

It's a fresh new day in the United States when we have government officials who can identify these major issues and offer their expert opinions on how to fix these major issues so they don't impact the tax-paying citizen.

The Thanksgiving turkey costs twice what it did last year (only a 100% increase.) And when the weather turns cold, heating oil in the northeast is going to be so high folks will start living together in flop houses reminiscent of the depression.

Hold onto your butts, folks.

Anonymous said...

Something something Empire of Dust
It’s all so tiresome

Sheesh Awready! said...

You People! It's really just this simple...There is no way a mayor can hire friends and relatives, hand out juicy no-bid contracts, appoint forty friends to be 'project managers with white trucks', rake off a personal-privilege cut and still have money for stuff like infrastructure and other pesky citizen-services stuff. Cut the man some slack. This level of juggling priorities is not easy.

Anonymous said...

If this is a period for public comment, I'd like to respectfully suggest that this visitor be scheduled to attend 1-each...City Council meeting and County Board of Supervisors meeting. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, woke up to almost zero water pressure in South Jackson this morning. And ladumba wants to annex more land into the city. I'm tired of this shit and I'm out of here as soon as I can find a house.

Anonymous said...

"Over the course of the trip, Administrator Regan will join roundtable discussions to hear directly from residents, advocates, and stakeholders, and tour neighborhoods severely affected by pollution."

Prediction: The worst of neighborhoods will be side-stepped, the attendees will be hand-picked and scripted, and the past EPA mandates will be ignored.

Anonymous said...

EPA Administrator shakes hands with Magnolia Bar Ambulance Chasers, cheered on by Eco Feminist Sociology professors from Millsaps. News at 11. LeadinDaWatta lawsuits filed hourly.

If Hillary dashing out to a plane over false lead reports in 2016 was not enough to explain "Environmental Justice," just read and Eco Feminist manifesto or two to understand 10:55's humor.

It's NOT about fixing water pipes. It's about fixing elections via perpetual victimhood and cashing in on "lead" and other ambulance chaser scams.

Anonymous said...

Will Kennefth Stokes show her the boo boo on his streets?

Anonymous said...

Will Chokwe wear a bowtie or one of those Bennie-Thompson-Barbershop-Shirts? Got to appear to be down with the struggle, legit, stylin' and all that. You an bet this 'delegation from DC' will be peppered with the appropriate number of what used to be called 'minorities'.

Anonymous said...

I bet nobody will try to tackle the lead pollution that is the real problem in “marginalized and underrepresented communities” like Jackson that are all over the USA.

Layin' Odds said...

What are the odds they will not spend the night in Jackson? Or, on the slim chance they do, will they rent a whole floor at the Hilton and eat at Dragos where you see all the city vehicles every day for two hours at noonish.

Anonymous said...

No follow-up, Kingfish. Oh, wait...I forgot you're working on a story for Sunday, right? You gonna let Maggie scoop ya'?

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