Saturday, February 3, 2024

Patting Themselves on the Back

The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

U.S. Attorney Todd Gee announced that two members of his staff were honored with Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Awards at a ceremony held today at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C.  The annual Attorney General’s Awards recognize Justice Department employees and others for extraordinary contributions to the enforcement of our nation’s laws. 

“Each of today’s recipients has served with distinction, and in so doing, they have enabled the Justice Department to advance its work on behalf of the American people,” said Attorney General Garland. “Their exceptional leadership, heroism, and dedication have benefited people and communities across the country. 

In the Southern District of Mississippi, Civil Division Chief Angela Williams and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mitzi Dease Paige were chosen, along with other team members from the Justice Department’s Environmental Enforcement Section, Office of Environmental Justice, and Community Relations Service, for their work related to the City of Jackson’s water crisis.   

The Jackson Safe Drinking Water Act/Clean Water Act team was recognized for its outstanding work engaging with the City of Jackson on both its drinking water and wastewater systems and negotiating two stipulated orders appointing a third-party manager to take over the City’s failing systems. 

“The Department of Justice’s work with the City of Jackson and other partners to obtain a third party administrator for the water system has already had a real impact on making Jackson’s water safer,” said U.S. Attorney Todd Gee. “This award reflects the hard work of the DOJ attorneys and other personnel that helped make that happen.”

Kingfish note: While Mr. Gee and his staff are patting themselves on the back, whatever happened to the EPA environmental civil rights complaint filed against the state of Mississippi? It is 16 months since Harvey Johnson and his crew submitted the complaint.  The federal government was supposed to render a decision within 180 days but who cares about rules when you make up things as you go along. 




Anonymous said...

The release failed to mention the likely cash awards that they received. You know, taxpayer money, or borrowed from China. Same, same.

Anonymous said...

Those recognized and doing the recognizing are closely affiliated with the republican party, correct? Oh, wait...

Steve said...

The DOJ and EPA have been ignoring the City of Jackson dumping raw sewage into the Pearl River for many years. They will continue to ignore it.

Anonymous said...

"Their exceptional leadership, heroism, and dedication..."

Heroism? Do tell.

Anonymous said...

1103 - no, the EPA has been issuing fines against the COJ for years for this illegal dumping of shit into the river. But, the COJ has not paid - why should the federal government (from who all good things flow) get paid when contractors actually doing work for the city don't get paid?? Fair is fair isn't it?

However, now that the COJ is no longer in control of the shit-show known as its failure to manage its utility system, they can't keep ignoring those fines. From watching a recent video of the City Council, it appears that the City is trying to 'negotiate' a deal with the EPA about those fines and get out of paying them as best they can.

Pass the popcorn and lets see whether the Mayor can do any better there than he and Sista have done in trying to steer the cash without the responsibility of the utility system to 'the family'. Or, whether they just end up saying to the feds that you can't get blood from a turnip, that its more important to spend that money to keep the doors open at the empty zoo, and to rename streets and bridges, and to grant dollars to various 'community groups' than paying rightful debts.

Anonymous said...

A city like Jackson, with the demographics of both the population and the administration, should be completely without fear from a democrat presidential administration. We're more likely to see the dormant volcano under Jackson erupt than we are to see the Biden administration's DOJ or EPA get serious about taking action against the City of Jackson. For anything. They simply don't play that way, because they know there is no opposition party, and they can do/don't do what they like.

Prove me wrong.

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