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President-Elect Says ‘Crystal Clear Water’ Crucial

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

During a sit-down Tuesday with top brass from The New York Times, President-elect Donald Trump told the assembled journalists, columnists and editors that “clean air and ‘crystal clear water’ were vitally important,” the paper reported.

Trump also admitted during the same meeting that there was “some connectivity” between man-made pollution and global warming, and wavered on his pledge to pull the U.S. out of the Paris treaty on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The only way to realize a nation where every American enjoys clean, safe drinking water is to ensure that the Environmental Protection Agency is armed with the resources and authority it needs to effectively enforce the Safe Drinking Water Act. Let’s hope the incoming administration will stand by this pledge and push Congress to bolster – not cut – the EPA’s budget.


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