On Feb. 6 at an event in Georgia, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Administrator for Water David Ross highlighted the Trump Administration’s efforts to accelerate investments in infrastructure and technology in an effort to improve America’s water quality. In an announcement, EPA said they are “seeking to modernize the agency’s water quality trading policies to leverage emerging technologies and facilitate broader adoption of market-based programs”.
This Week in Washington
May 4, 2018 - On May 4th, WEF joined many other conservationalists to send a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to request full funding for Title II Funding in the next Farm Bill reauthorization.
Mar. 16, 2018 - Last month, WEF and other water sector leaders reached out to House and Senate Appropriators asking for an increase in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Rural Development Water and Wastewater Loan and Grant Program in the Fiscal Year 2019 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.