President Donald Trump proposed $1 trillion in infrastructure spending during the campaign, a pledge he repeated last month. He also promised to ensure “crystal-clear, crystal-clean” water. Those commitments now appear to be in doubt. The budget blueprint Trump released Thursday appears to give infrastructure a back seat to military spending. In addition, key areas of federal spending that support the nation’s crumbling water infrastructure are slated to take a big hit. Proposed cuts include various Environmental Protection Agency cleanup initiatives like the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay programs. Along with the Trump administration’s challenges to the Clean Water Rule, and reductions for enforcement and compliance efforts, the budget may lead to...
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Trump’s Infrastructure Promise Is Leaving Out Water