The federal government is on a roll with a new $6.3 billion water plan to combat climate change.
But the program will likely face an uphill battle with the incoming Trump administration.
The new proposal is the first step toward a clean water budget that will require states to purchase their own water, and to do so in a way that does not harm downstream communities.
This plan is a win for states, but also a win in the eyes of environmental groups, who say it is likely to be poorly implemented and not enough.
The plan, if implemented, would allow some states to opt out of the national plan, meaning that their water systems will continue to suffer from the effects of climate change and be subject to cuts from the federal government.
This will likely be one of the largest water budget cuts in recent history, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
A number of states, including California, will not have to purchase water from the national pool, according the National Water Board.
The plan calls for a $5 billion increase in federal funds for water infrastructure construction and upgrades, and $1 billion for water conservation.
That’s more than $2 billion a year in new federal funds, the White House said.
There will also be an $8 billion boost for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which provides flood insurance to households and businesses in flood-prone areas.
The $8.6 billion will cover flood insurance for more than 30 million Americans, according a press release from the White.
Other water programs will get more attention, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Clean Water for America initiative, which will focus on cleaning up pollution from cities, industries, and agriculture, as well as protecting people and property from environmental impacts.
Trump has vowed to make billions in cuts to the EPA, including its role in protecting public health and clean water.
This may be a big reason why many environmental groups are urging states to sign onto the plan.
They are also pushing for a more comprehensive water plan, which would include a stronger emphasis on water quality and climate change impacts, according NRDC’s Todd Binder.
“President Trump’s proposed budget would do more to harm the planet than to benefit it,” he said.
“He has promised to roll back the environmental and health laws and regulations that protect the environment and human health, yet he will slash billions of dollars from federal programs that protect us from climate change, water pollution, and other environmental threats.”
While we know that we will lose millions of jobs if the president follows through on his campaign promise to slash EPA funding, he is already planning to cut the EPA’s budget by $7 billion and by hundreds of millions of dollars for other key climate-related agencies.
The only way to ensure that the environment stays safe, clean, and healthy is to protect it now.
States are also struggling to get their water supplies into the national system. “
This budget would take the EPA out of our lives, it would take us out of water, it will destroy jobs, and it will reduce our ability to address climate change,” said AEEE president Matt Lee.
States are also struggling to get their water supplies into the national system.
The Department of Homeland Security is proposing to make $3 billion in cuts, but the White has not provided details.
Environmental groups are also pressing the Trump administration to include an extension of the nation’s drought relief fund, which has been suspended for the last four years due to the ongoing drought.
The drought relief measure would provide drought relief for more Americans than $1.1 billion a day through 2020, according Binder, which represents about 2,700 businesses in 27 states.
Even without the drought relief, the National Wildlife Federation has warned that the federal budget could lead to “mass slaughter of species” if states do not purchase water.
It also notes that “states can buy their water in bulk, or in bulk and separately, from their neighbors, but they can’t buy it in bulk from the government.”