Make Clean Water a High Priority
Current Status: FalteringAs of
"Make clean water a high priority. Develop a long-term water infrastructure plan with city, state and federal leaders to upgrade aging water systems. Triple funding for state revolving loan fund programs to help states and local governments upgrade critical drinking water and wastewater infrastructure."
In March 2017 the EPA released a $100 million disbursement to clean up Flint, Michigan's water system, but the disbursement was initiated under the Obama Administration when he signed signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act. Although this is a positive development, it is unclear if Trump had any influence whatsoever on the action.
What is clear is that Trump's March 2017 budget proposals would cut the EPA by as much as 31 percent, possibly hobbling its ability to monitor and enforce clean water standards.