What does a Trump administration, paired with Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress, mean for water policy? Water was not a main focal point of the presidential campaign, so much remains unknown about what President-elect Donald Trump’s water decisions will entail. Nevertheless, he dropped a few hints during the campaign. One clue lies in a document Trump released before the election describing plans for the first 100 days of his presidency. Water infrastructure appeared as a priority in that document. The plan said the administration will “cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure,” the document said, per NPR. In his election night victory speech, Trump reiterated his commitment to improving U.S. infrastructure.
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