Drinking Water Shift
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Feb 9, 2016 04:14 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's $8.2 billion proposed fiscal year 2017 budget announced Tuesday cuts back on federal clean water state revolving funds while the waters of the United States rule remains in legal flux but expands the amount spent on drinking water infrastructure in light of the catastrophe in Flint, Michigan.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said during a press conference Tuesday that the agency planned to make the budget switch before the Flint water contamination problem made national headlines. The agency's proposed budget calls for an overall increase of about $60 million.

Since last year, water ...

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